Leptobrachella alpina (Fei, Ye, and Li, 1990)

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

Leptolalax alpinus Fei, Ye, and Li In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 274. Holotype: CIB 873148, by original designation. Type locality: Huangcaoling, Mt. Wuliang, Jingdong county, Yunnan, altitude 2400 m, China.

Leptolalax (Lalax) alpinusDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 14.

Paramegophrys (Paramegophrys) alpinusJiang, Ye, and Fei, 2008, J. Anhui Normal Univ., Nat. Sci., 31: 263.

Leptolalax (Lalos) alpinus —  Dubois, Grosjean, Ohler, Adler, and Zhao, 2010, Zootaxa, 2493: 67.

Paramegophrys alpinusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 299. Incorrect gender of species name.

Leptobrachella alpina — 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

Alpine Asian Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Alpine Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 98).


Known rom the region of the type locality in Jingdong County, Yunnan, China, 2300-2450 m elevation; also questionably reported from Tianling, Guangxi, China. .


Similar to Leptolalax pelodytoides according to the original publication. Redescribed by Fei, Ye, and Li, 1992, Acta Biol. Plateau Sinica, 11: 47. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 98-99, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 436. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 299-304, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 169, provided a brief account (as Paramegophrys alpinus) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 596–598, provided an account (as Paramegophrys), photographs, and dot map. 

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