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).

Distribution

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

Comment

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. 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: 169, provided the record for Caiyanghe, Yunnan, China. Shu, Yu, He, Xie, and Liang, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 3242–3243, reported on the complete mtDNA genome.

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