Leptobrachella ventripunctata (Fei, Ye, and Li, 1990)

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

Leptolalax ventripunctatus Fei, Ye, and Li In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 95, 213, 274. Holotype: CIB 890063, by original designation. Type locality: Zhushihe, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, altitude 850 m, China; given as " Mengla (21° 29′ N, 101° 15′ E; alt. 850 m), Yunnan Province, China" by Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 50. .

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

Paramegophrys (Paramegophrys) ventripunctatusJiang, Ye, and Fei, 2008, J. Anhui Normal Univ., Nat. Sci., 31: 263. Incorrect gender of species name.

Paramegophrys ventripunctatusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 323. Incorrect gender of species name.

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

Leptobrachella ventripunctata — 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

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

Speckle-bellied Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 102).


Known from the type locality in extreme southern Yunnan (Zhuzhihe, Mengla County) near the Laos border; Phongsaly Province, Laos; and Son La, Vinh Phuc, and Dien Bien Provinces, Vietnam.


Closely related to Leptolalax oshanensis according to the original publication. See also Fei, Ye, and Li, 1992, Acta Biol. Plateau Sinica, 11: 45-54, for redescription. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 102-103, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 323-327, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 176, provided a brief account (as Paramegophrys ventripunctatus) including photographs. 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.: 204, provided an account (as Paramegophrys ventripunctatus), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 609–611, provided an account (as Paramegophrys), photograph, and spot map for China. Luong, Nguyen, Le, Nguyen, and Nguyen, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 375–387, provided records from Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, and discussed the range and natural history.   

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