Leptobrachella aerea (Rowley, Stuart, Richards, Phimmachak, and Sivongxay, 2010)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Leptobrachella > Species: Leptobrachella aerea

Leptolalax aereus Rowley, Stuart, Richards, Phimmachak, and Sivongxay, 2010, Zootaxa, 2681: 36. Holotype: SAMA R64236, by original designation. Type locality: "mid-stream rock pile in 6 m wide, swift rocky stream in semi-evergreen forest in the Sepon Mining Tenement, Vilabouli District, Savannakhet Province, Laos (16.96317° N, 106.0466° E, 326 m)".

Leptolalax (Lalos) aereusOhler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 4.

Leptobrachella aerea Chen, Poyarkov, Suwannapoom, Lathrop, Wu, Zhou, Yuan, Jin, Chen, Liu, Nguyen, Nguyen, Duong, Eto, Nishikawa, Matsui, Orlov, Stuart, Brown, Rowley, Murphy, Wang, and Che, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 124: 162, by implication. 

English Names

Copper Litter Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 29). 


Vilabouli District, Savannakhet Province, Laos; Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Binh provinces of Vietnam.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Laos, Vietnam


Most similar to Leptolalax oshanensis according to the original publication, where external morphology, the advertisement call, and natural history were detailed. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1–83, characterized the species comparatively and provided a description of the larva. Pham, Nguyen, Hoang, and Ziegler, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 32, provided a photograph and a record for Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Ziegler, Ong, Hoang, Pham, and Nguyen, 2022, Acad. J. Biol., 44: 114, referred their earlier record of Leptolalax pelodytoides (Ziegler, 2002, Amph. Rept. Tieflandfeuchtwald–Schutzgebietes Vietnam: 1–342) from Ke Go Nature Reserve, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to Leptolalax aerea

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