Atympanophrys wawuensis (Fei, Jiang, and Zheng, 2001)

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

Megophrys wawuensis Fei, Jiang, and Zheng In Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 150. Holotype: CIB 950219, by original designation. Type locality: Xijuegou, Mt. Wawu (102° 55′ E, 29° 39′ N), Hongya County, Sichuan, China; at altitude of 1840 m.

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

Boulenophrys wawuensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 665. 

Atympanophrys wawuensis — 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; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39.

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

English Names

Wawu Horned Toad (Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 150).


Known only from the type locality (Mount Wawu, Hongya County, Sichuan, China), 1800 m elevation.


Redescribed formally by Jiang, Fei, Zheng, Ye, Xie, and Chen, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 80, who noted that this species is similar to Megophrys minor and Megophrys wushanensis. In the Megophrys boettgeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 82. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 443-, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 213, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 242, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 665–667, provided an account, photographs, and dot map. as Boulenophrys wawuensis.   

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