Atympanophrys nankiangensis (Liu and Hu, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Atympanophrys > Species: Atympanophrys nankiangensis

Megophrys nankiangensis Liu and Hu In Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1966, Acta Zool. Sinica, 18: 72, 89. Holotype: CIB 610588, by original designation. Type locality: "Kuang-wu Shan, Nankiang Hsien, Szechwan [= Sichuan], alt. 1,750 m", China.

Megophrys (Megophrys) nankiangensisDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472.

Panophrys nankiangensisRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98. Tentative placement.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) nankiangensisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14.

Xenophrys nankiangensisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17.

Atympanophrys nankiangensis — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41. 

Atympanophrys (Borealophrys) nankiangiensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 634. 

Megophrys (Atympanophrys) nankiangensis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 754. 

English Names

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

Nankiang Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 106).


Kuang-wu Shan (Nankiang County) and Qinchuan in northeastern Sichuan; Wenxian in southern Gansu Province, and Yangxian and Pingli counties in Shaanxi, China, 1600–1850 m elevation.


Closely related to Megophrys omeimontis according to the original publication. See brief account, figure, and map provided by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 106-107. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 141, provided a brief account and illustration (as Megophrys nankiangensis). In the Megophrys shapingensis group (= Atympanophrys) of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 77. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 444. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 353-356, provided an account and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 200, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 228, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Wangyal, 2014, J. Bhutan Ecol. Soc., 1: 30, noted that this species in Bhutan requires further confirmation.  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 634–636, provided an account, photograph, and dot map, as Atympanophrys nankiangensis. See Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 30–31, who provided a brief account and photograph.  

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