Leptobrachella melanoleuca (Matsui, 2006)

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

Leptolalax melanoleucus Matsui, 2006, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 23: 822. Holotype: KUHE 19720, by original designation. Type locality: "Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Surat Thani Province, Thailand (9° 15′ N, 98° 39′ E)".

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

Leptobrachella melanoleuca — 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

Black-and-white Litter Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 30). 

Black-and-white-bellied Litter Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 124).

Black and White Bellied Toadfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 26). 


Central peninsular Thailand in the region of Khlong Saeng north along the Myanmar border to the vicinity of Pilok in southwestern mainland Thailand; possibly extending into adjacent Myanmar. 


Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1–83, characterized the species comparatively. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 125, detailed the range in Thailand. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 124–125, 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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