Leptobrachella puhoatensis (Rowley, Dau, and Cao, 2017)

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

Leptolalax puhoatensis Rowley, Dau, and Cao, 2017, Zootaxa, 4273: 67. Holotype: VNMN 2016 A.22, by original designaiton. Type locality: "in seep in evergreen forest at Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, Nghe An Province, Vietnam (19.6983º N, 104.7373º E, 1177 m a.s.l; . . . )". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6490C8FD-9449-4F1F-9F3B-FFBD6C5B90D7

Leptobrachella puhoatensis — 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

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


Known only from Pu Hoat Nature Reserve in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, 1123–1352 m elevation; probably extends further into adjoining areas such as the adjacent forested areas in Nghe An Province as well as parts of eastern Huaphanh Province, Laos.


The sister taxon of Leptolalax petrops according to the original publication.  Hoang, Nguyen, Luu, Nguyen, and Jiang, 2019, Raffles Bull. Zool., 67: 555, reassigned the record from Pu Hu Nature Reserve, Than Hoa Province, Vietnam, to Leptobrachella namdongensis.

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