Megophrys daweimontis Rao and Yang, 1997

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

Megophrys daweimontis Rao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 99. Holotype: KIZ 93088, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Dawei, Pingbian County, southeastern Yunnan, China, altitude 1900 m. "

Panophrys daweimontisRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98-99, by implication.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) daweimontisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14.

Xenophrys daweimontisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17; 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.

Xenophrys (Xenophrys) daweimontis —  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 686. 

Megophrys (Panophrys) daweimontis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

English Names

Dawei Eyebrow Toad (Le, Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6:  67). 


Mount Dawei, Pingbian County, Yunnan, China; expected in adjacent Lao Cai Province, but recorded in Muong Nhe Nature Reserve, Dien Bien Province, and Copia Nature Reserve in Son La Province, northern Vietnam.


This taxon was named in Megophrys in the same paper where (arguably) the species was being transferred to Panophrys. In the Megophrys parva group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 82. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 28-29, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 455-457, provided an account for China and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 216, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Le, Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6:  66–72, provided records for Vietnam. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 686–688, provided an account, photogrphs, and dot map for China, as Xenophrys daweimontis. 

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