Leptobrachella fuliginosa (Matsui, 2006)

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

Leptolalax fuliginosus Matsui, 2006, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 23: 825. Holotype: KUHE 20174, by original designation. Type locality: "Pa Lao U, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand (12° 32′ N, 99° 34′ E)".

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

Leptobrachella fuliginosa — 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

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

Sooty Toadfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 26).


Known only from the type locality (Pa Lao U, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, southern southwestern Thailand); possibly extending into Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar.


Resembles Leptolalax pelodytoides according to the original publication. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1-83, characterized the species comparatively. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 120–121, provided a brief account (photograph, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 26, briefly discussed habitat and possible range in Myanmar. 

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