Boulenophrys fengshunensis Wang, Zeng, Lyu, and Wang, 2022

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

Boulenophrys fengshunensis Wang, Zeng, Lyu, and Wang in Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Qi, Liu, Chen, Lu, Xiao, Lin, Chen, and Wang, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 110. Holotype: SYS a004744, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Tongguzhang (24° 10′31.12″N, 116° 21′2.63″E; ca. 1500 m a.s.l.), Fengshun, Meizhou, Guangdong, China". Zoobank publication registration: CA2C6107-5F5E-4AA8-8865-5729E23CC535

English Names

Fengshun Horned Toad (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality, Mount Tongguzhang of Fengshun, Guangdong, China; inhabits flowing montane streams and the nearby forest floor and leaf litter at elevations between 800 to 1500 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of a clade composed of Boulenophrys puningensis, Boulenophrys kuatunensis, and Boulenophrys daiyunensis, according to the original publication where comparative morphology and molecular markers were detailed. Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 429–430, provided an account and placed this in their Boulenophrys boettgeri group. 

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