Megophrys feae Boulenger, 1887

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

Megalophrys feae Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 4: 512. Holotype: MSNG 29763 according to Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 212. Type locality: "East of Bhamò, Khakhyen Hills, Burma [= Myanmar]".

Leptobrachium feaeBoulenger, 1889, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 7: 750.

Megophrys feaeGee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 20.

Megophrys (Megophrys) feaeDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472.

Brachytarsophrys feaeRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98.

Megophrys (Brachytarsophrys) feae — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 754. 

English Names

Kakhien Hills Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Kakhien Hill Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 11).

Fea's Short-legged Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 104).

Green Spine-eyed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 83).

Fea's Horn Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 83).

Fea's Horned Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 82).


Northern Myanmar through northern Thailand to northern montane Vietnam and into southwestern Guangxi, and southwestern and southeastern Yunnan provinces, China; expected in Laos.


See Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 296-298, and Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 218-220, for accounts. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 163, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 104-105. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 81-104, provided a statement of the species' range. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 41-42. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 83, provided a brief characterization (as Megophrys feae) and a photograph. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 82-83, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 11, provided specific records for Vietnam and (p. 147) a photograph. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 107, provided records from Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 26-27, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Mo and Zou, 2005, Herpetol. Sinica, 10: 89-92, provided a record for Guangxi. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 341-346, provided an account and spot map for China. Chan-ard, Nabhitabhata, and Suwannapakdi, 2006, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 2: 27-30, provided a definite record for northern Thailand. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 180, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 208, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 727–729, provided an account, photograph, and dot map for China. Pham, Pham, Doan, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2019, Biodiversity Data J., 7 (e39140): 1–18, reported the species from Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam.  

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