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

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

Boulenophrys puningensis Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Xiao, and Wang in Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Qi, Liu, Chen, Lu, Xiao, Lin, Chen, and Wang, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 102. Holotype: SYS a005770, by original designation. Type locality: "Longkeng Village (23°7′54.07″N, 115° 51′5.28″E; ca. 120 m a.s.l.), Daping Town, Puning, Jieyang, Guangdong, China". Zoobank publication registration: CA2C6107-5F5E-4AA8-8865-5729E23CC535

English Names

Puning Horned Toad (original publication).


Known only from the type locality, Longkeng Village, Puning, Jieyang, Guangdong, China, where it inhabits montane streams and adjacent forest floor and leaf litter at 120 to 300 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of Boulenophrys kuatunensis, 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: 437, provided an account and placed it in their Borneophrys boettgeri group. 

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