Megophrys ancrae Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Megophrys > Species: Megophrys ancrae

Megophrys ancrae Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 145. Holotype: ZSI A 11606, by original designation. Type locality: "6th mile (27° 29.833’ N 96° 23.467’ E, 420 m asl.) approx. 3 km from Deban Guest House, Deban, Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh state, northeast India". 

Xenophrys ancrae — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) ancrae — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756; Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 140. 

 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known only from southeastern Arunachal Pradesh (Changlang District) near the Myanmar border at elevations of 330 to 790 m. 

Comment

See discussion by Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 140–142, who placed this in their Megophrys (Xenophrys) megacephala species group. 

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