Leptobrachium nigrops Berry and Hendrickson, 1963

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

Leptobrachium nigrops Berry and Hendrickson, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 644. Holotype: FMNH 134719, by original designation. Type locality: "Singapore Catchment Area near Nee Soon Pumping Station, altitude 10-15 meters".

Megophrys nigropsGorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 21.

Leptobrachium nigropsMarx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 57.

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) nigropsDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 476. Inger, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 16; Dubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 25; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

English Names

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

Black-eyed Litter Frog (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 21).


Singapore and peninsular Thailand and Malaysia.


Reviewed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 37-39. See Matsui, Nabhitabhata, and Panha, 1999, Japan. J. Herpetol., 18: 27, for Thailand record. See brief accounts by Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 35, and Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 21. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 73-74. Records from Borneo are now assigned to Leptobrachium ingeri and Leptobrachium kanowitense.

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