Leptobrachium rakhinense Wogan, 2012

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

Leptobrachium rakhinensis Wogan, 2012, Zootaxa, 3415: 27. Holotype: CAS 222296, by original designation. Type locality: "Myanmar, Rakhine State, Gwa Township, Rakhine Yoma Elephant Sanctuary (N 17° 42′ 14.0″ E 94° 38′ 54.3″)".

Leptobrachium rakhinense — Pawangkhanant, Poyarkov, Duong, Naiduangchan, and Suwannapoom, 2018, PeerJ, 6 (e3584): 2, correction in gender of the species epithet. 

English Names

None noted. 


Northeastern India (Meghalaya), Bangladesh, and south to the Rakhine Hills (Rakhine and Bago states) in Myanmar.


Confused with Leptobrachium hasseltii prior to its naming according to the original publication. See comment under Leptobrachium hasseltii. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 7-8, provided an account for the Indian population, as Leptobrachium hasseltii. Lalremsanga, Sailo, and Hooroo, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 98, provided the record (as Leptobrachium smithi) for Mizoram, India. Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 28, provided a brief account (as Leptobrachium smithi) for northeastern India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 51-52, provided a brief characterization (as Leptobrachium smithi) and photographs. Mathew and Sen, 2010 "2009", Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 109: 95-97, provided (as Leptobrachium smithi) measurements from Meghalaya, northeastern India. Mahony, Hasan, Kabir, Ahmed, and Hossain, 2009, Hamadryad, 34: 80-94, provided a record (as Leptobrachium smithi) for Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Wogan, 2012, Zootaxa, 3415: 32-33, discussed the identifications of specimens from India and Bangladesh and reassigned several records of Leptobrachium smithi to this species.

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