Leptobrachium hainanense Ye and Fei, 1993

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

Leptobrachium hainanensis Ye and Fei In Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 146. Holotype: CIB 64III3343, by original designation. Type locality: Dali, Diaoluoshan, altitude 340 m, Hainan, China.

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) hainanenseDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 22; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12. Agreement in gender.

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

English Names

Hainan Pseudomoustache Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 92).


Mountains of central and southwestern Hainan Island, 290 to 340 m elevation, southern China.


Previously confused with Leptobrachium hasseltii by Vogt, 1922, Arch. Naturgesch., Abt. A,, 88: 135-136; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 54-55; and Liu, Hu, Fei, and Huang, 1973, Acta Zool. Sinica, 19: 394-395. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 92-93, provided a brief account, figure, and map. 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: 436. See comment under Leptobrachium hainanense. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 256-261, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and a spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 157, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 459–462, provided an account, photographs, and spot map. 

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