Megophrys tuberogranulata Shen, Mo and Li, 2010

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Megophrys > Species: Megophrys tuberogranulata

Megophrys tuberogranulatus Shen, Mo and Li In Mo, Shen, Li, and Wu, 2010, Curr. Zool., Chengdu, 56: 433. Holotype: HNUL03080902, by original designation. Type locality: "Tianzishan Nature Reserve, Sangzhi County, Hunan Province (29°20′-29°50′N, 110°20′-110°30′E), elevation 1130 m". Gender disagreement of genus and species name. 

Xenophrys tuberogranulatusFrost, 2011, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.5.; Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41.

Boulenophrys tuberogranulatus — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 663. Gender disagreement. 

Megophrys (Panophrys) tuberogranulatus — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

English Names

Tianzishan Horned Toad (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 241). 


Known only from elevations above 1000 m in the Wuling Mountain are,  Sangzhi County, northwestern Hunan Province, China, 1076 to 1130 m elevation.


Most closely related to Megophrys kuatunensis and Megophrys minor according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 241, provided an account (as Megophrys tuberogranulatus), photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 663–665, provided an account, photographs, and dot map. as Boulenophrys tuberogranulatus.   

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