Leptobrachella pluvialis (Ohler, Marquis, Swan, and Grosjean, 2000)

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

Leptolalax pluvialis Ohler, Marquis, Swan, and Grosjean, 2000, Herpetozoa, Wien, 13: 74. Holotype: MNHNP 1999.5675, by original designation. Type locality: "Fan Si Pan mountain range (22° 19′ N, 103° 47′ E; 1900 m), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam . . . . near a small mountain stream in montane forest".

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

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

Leptobrachella pluvialis — 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

Rainy Toad (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 13).

Rainy Littler Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 31). 


Known from the type locality (Fan Si Pan [mountain range], Lao Cai Province) and Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, in Vietnam.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Vietnam

Endemic: Vietnam


The record by Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 108, from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, was allocated to Leptolalax nyx by Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 43–46. Pham, Nguyen, Hoang, and Ziegler, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 32, provided a photograph and a record for Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. 

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