Leptobrachium promustache (Rao, Wilkinson, and Zhang, 2006)

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

Vibrissaphora promustache Rao, Wilkinson, and Zhang, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 90. Holotype: KIZ 03005, by original designation. Type locality: "a forest stream near the top of Mount Dawei, Pingbian County, Yunnan Province, China, elevation 2089 m, 22° 54′ 28.5″ N, 103° 41′ 45.1″ E".

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

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

English Names

Primary Moustache Toad (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 168).


Known from montane Hekou and Pingbian Counties, Yunnan Province, China, 1300 to 2089 m elevation; also reported for Van Ban District, Lao Cai Province, in northwestern Vietnam from between 1300–1400 m.


Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 38-39, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 27–29, provided the first record for Vietnam and noted that the range of this species overlaps the type locality of Leptobrachium chapaense and may be confused with that species in museum collections. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 278–281, provided an account, a spot map for China, and an illustration. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 168, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 196, provided an account (as Vibrissaphora ailaonica), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 475–476, provided an account (as Vibrissaphora promustache), photograph, and dot map. 

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