Atympanophrys Tian and Hu, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Atympanophrys
4 species

Atympanophrys Tian and Hu, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 43, 47. Type species: Megophrys shapingensis Liu, 1950, by original designation. 

Atympanophrys — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 23; Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 754. Treatment as a subgenus of Megophrys.

Borealophrys Fei, Ye, and Jiang in Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 632. Type species: Megophrys nankiangensis Liu and Hu, 1966. Coined as a subgenus of Atympanophrys

Gigantophrys Fei, Ye, and Jiang in Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 636. Type species: Megophrys giganticus Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1966. Coined as a subgenus of Atympanophrys

Atympanophrys — Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 115; Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 109: 28; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39. Recognition as a genus. 

English Names

Shaping Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Hidden-tympanum Horned Toads (Qi, Lyu, Wang, Mo, Zeng, Zeng, Dai, Li, Grismer, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5072: 430). 


China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangdong) to northern Vietnam.


Removed from the synonymy of Megophrys by xxxx, where it had been placed as a synonymy of Xenophrys by Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 18, and subsequently considered a subgenus of Megophrys by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 23. See comment under Megophrys

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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