Leptobrachium leishanense (Liu and Hu, 1973)

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

Vibrissaphora leishanensis Liu and Hu In Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1973, Acta Zool. Sinica, 19: 165. Holotype: CIB 639000, by original designation. Type locality: "Ge-tou of Fang-xiang, Leishan hsien, Kweichow [= Guizhou], altitude 1,100 m", China.

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) leishanenseDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 476.

Leptobrachium (Vibrissaphora) leishanensisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 19; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12; Matsui, Hamidy, Murphy, Khonsue, Yambun Imbun, Shimada, Ahmad, Belabut, and Jiang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 269.

Leptobrachium leishanenseRao and Wilkinson, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 69.

English Names

Leishan Spiny Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Leishan Moustache Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 96).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Leishan, southeastern-central Guizhou, China), 1100–1800 m elevation; also reported from northwestern Hunan, China (see comment). 


Reviewed (as Vibrissaphora leishanensis) by Liu, Hu, and Zhao, 1980, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, 3 (1): 1-9. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 153, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 96. In the Vibrissaphora liui group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 70. Zheng, Li, and Fu, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 706, noted ambiguities in the molecular evidence for this species. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Vibrissaphora leishanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 444. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 281-286, provided an account, a spot map, and an illustration. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 165, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 192, provided an account (as Vibrissaphora leishanensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 477–479, provided an account (as Vibrissaphora leishanense), photograph, and dot map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 133–136, provided an account for Hunan, China (as Vibrissaphora leishanensis), although this identification is suspect.  

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