Leptobrachella melica (Rowley, Stuart, Neang, and Emmett, 2010)

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

Leptolalax melicus Rowley, Stuart, Neang, and Emmett, 2010, Zootaxa, 2567: 59. Holotype: MVZ 258198, by original designation. Type locality: "on 2 cm diameter tree root, 0.5 m from 2 m wide, swift, rocky stream in Virachey National Park, Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia (14.19287° N, 106.99612° E, 650 m, . . .)".

Leptolalax (Leptolalax) melicusOhler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 5. Provisional allocation.

Leptobrachella melica — 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

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

Distribution

Virachey National Park, northeastern Cambodia; reported from Kon Tum Province, Vietnam; expected in adjacent Laos.

Comment

External morphology and advertisement call detailed in the original publication. In the Leptolalax applebyi group according to Rowley, Tran, Le, Dau, Peloso, Nguyen, Hoang, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2016, Zootaxa, 4085: 63–102. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 30, reported the species from Kon Tum Province, Vietnam, and implied that the Kon Tum record of Leptolalax cf. applebyi by Jestrzemski, Schütz, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2013, Asian J. Conserv. Biol., 2: 91, is assignable to this species. 

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