Boulenophrys rubrimera (Tapley, Cutajar, Mahony, Chung, Dau, Nguyen, Luong, and Rowley, 2017)

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

Megophrys (Panophrys) rubrimera Tapley, Cutajar, Mahony, Nguyen, Dau, Nguyen, Luong, and Rowley, 2017, Zootaxa, 4344: 473. Holotype: VNMN 2017.002, by original designation. Type locality: "beside a 1 m wide rocky stream (stream bed 5–6 m wide) in heavily disturbed evergreen forest, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (22.38205°N, 103.78745ºE, 1708 m asl; . . . )".

Panophrys rubrimera — Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 15.

Boulenophrys rubrimera — Qi, Lyu, Wang, Mo, Zeng, Zeng, Dai, Li, Grismer, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5072: 404.

English Names

Red-thighed Horned Frog (original publication). 

Red-thighed Horned Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 37). 


Known from between 1400 and 2153 m elevation at two localities, 2 km apart in Sa Pa District, and another in Bat Xat District, all in Lao Cai Province, and another in Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province, Vietnam, and 50 km north-west of there at Maandi, Jinping County, Ailao Mountain Range, Yunnan Province, China.  


Previously confused with Megophrys kuatunensis (now in Panophrys) according to the original publication, where adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, and molecular markers were detailed. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 14, and  Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 83, noted this species as Megophrys kuatunensis, which was reidentified by Tapley et al. (2017) in the original publication of Megophrys rubrimera. Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Nguyen, Harding, Portway, Luong, and Rowley, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 865–868, who also provided a record from the Hoang Lien Range (Mount Ky Quan San), Bat Xat Nature Reserve, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. Luong, Pham, Do, Hoang, Phan, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Le, 2021, Check List, 17: 445–448, provided Lau Chau province, Vietnam, records.  

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