Boulenophrys caudoprocta (Shen, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Boulenophrys > Species: Boulenophrys caudoprocta

Megophrys caudoprocta Shen, 1994, Collect. Art. 60th Anniv. Found. Zool. Soc. China: 603. Holotype: HNNU 81-801, by original designation. Type locality: "Tianping Mountain (29° 49′ N, 10° 9′ E), Sangzhi [County], Hunan Province; altitude 1600 m", China.

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

Xenophrys (Tianophrys) caudoprocta — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 678. 

Megophrys (Panophrys) caudoprocta — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

Panophrys caudoprocta — Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 12. 

Boulenophrys caudoprocta — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 679 (by implication); Qi, Lyu, Wang, Mo, Zeng, Zeng, Dai, Li, Grismer, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5072: 403.

English Names

Convex-tailed Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 110).


Known Tianping Mountain in northern Hunan and adjacent Hubei, China, 1100 to 1600 m elevation.


Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 110-111, provided a brief account, map, and figure. In the Megophrys omeimontis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 79. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 383-386, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 215, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 678–680, provided an account, photogrphs, and dot map, as Xenophrys caudoprocta. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 157–162, provided a detailed account for Hunan. China.

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