Leptobrachella liui (Fei and Ye, 1990)

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

Leptolalax liui Fei and Ye In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 275. Holotype: CIB 64I1563, by original designation. Type locality: Chong'an, Fujian Province, China, 800 m elevation.

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

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

Paramegophrys liuiFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 305.

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

Leptobrachella liui — 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

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

Fujian Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 100).


Zhejiang, Hong Kong, and Fujian west to Jiangxi, Guizhou, and Guangxi, China, 740 to 1400 m elevation. See comment. 


See Fei and Ye, 1992, Acta Zool. Sinica, 38: 249–253, for redescription and additional discussion. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 100–101, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 305–309, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 170–171, provided a brief account (as Paramegophrys liui) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1–83, characterized the species comparatively. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 198–199, provided an account (as Paramegophrys liui), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 599–601, provided an account (as Paramegophrys), photographs, and dot map. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 39-40, provided an account (as Carpophrys pelodytoides) for Zhejiang. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 140–143, provided an account for Hunan. China, as Paramegophrys liui, although this identification is suspect. Ding, Zhang, and Lin, 2019, Zootaxa, 4576: 588–590, reported on the advertisement call. 

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