Boulenophrys hungtai Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Xiao, and Wang, 2022

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

Boulenophrys hungtai Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Xiao, and Wang in Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Qi, Liu, Chen, Lu, Xiao, Lin, Chen, and Wang, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 106. Holotype: SYS a007578, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Liwangzhang (23° 38′6.42″N, 115° 48′51.78″E; ca. 990 m a.s.l.), Jiexi, Jieyang, Guangdong, China". Zoobank publication registration: E4C28E67-3072-4023-BD47-C2FD9CECAAE5

English Names

Hung-Ta Chang’s Horned Toad (original publication).


Known only from two localities: Mount Liwangzhang of Jiexi (800–1000 m elevation) and Shuangkeng Forestry Station (500–800 m elevation) of Jiedong, Guangdong, China, which are ca. 55 km from each other; inhabits flowing montane streams and the nearby forest floor and leaf litter. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of Boulenophrys ombrophila + Boulenophrys obesa, according to the original publication, where comparative external morphology and molecular markers were detailed. Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 430, provided an account and placed this in their Boulenophrys boettgeri group. 

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