Leptobrachium banae Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 1998

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Leptobrachium > Species: Leptobrachium banae

Leptobrachium banae Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 1998, Russ. J. Herpetol., 5: 58. Holotype: ROM 32200, by original designation. Type locality: "forested hills about 2 km east [of] a farming village (14° 20′ 29″ N, 108° 28′ 46″ E, elevation 850 m), Gia Lia [sic] Province, Vietnam".

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) banaeDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Leptobrachium (Vibrissaphora) banaeMatsui, Hamidy, Murphy, Khonsue, Yambun Imbun, Shimada, Ahmad, Belabut, and Jiang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 269.

English Names

Spadefoot Toad (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 11).


Region of the type locality on Tay-Nguyen Plateau (Gia Lai, Thue Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam provinces, southern Vietnam) and in adjacent Annamite Mountains of Laos, 800-1600 m elevation.


Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 44, and Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 473, reported this species in Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 11, provided the record for Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, but without reference to a voucher or specific locality. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 108, provided a record from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 435.

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