Brachytarsophrys wenshanensis Hem Huang, Li, Chen, and Yuan, 2024

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Brachytarsophrys > Species: Brachytarsophrys wenshanensis

Brachytarsophrys wenshanensis Hem Huang, Li, Chen, and Yuan in He, Ai, Huang, Li, Liu, Lan, Chen, and Yuan, 2024, Asian Herpetol. Res., 15: 24. Holotype SWU 0004072, by original designation. Type locality: "Xiaoqiaogou District, Wenshan National Nature Reserve, Xichou County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China (23˚22′7.26″N, 104˚47′18.95″E, 1470.64 m a.s.l.)". Not Zoobank registered so taxonomic act will take the date of the appearance of the paper-published version (currently unknown, DRF). 

English Names

Wenshan Short-legged Toad (original publication). 

Wenshan Horned Toad (original publication).


Known only from  the type locality (Xiaoqiaogou District, Xichou County, Wenshan National Nature Reserve, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of Brachytarsophrys platyparietus according to the original publication, where comparative morphology and molecular markers were detailed. 

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