Megophrys intermedia Smith, 1921

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

Megalophrys intermedius Smith, 1921, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1921: 439. Syntypes: BMNH (11 specimens—formerly M. Smith 2067, 2070, 2073-2076, 2080, 2083-86), according to XXX. Type locality: "on the [Langbian] Plateau above 1500 meters", Annam, Vietnam.

Megophrys intermediaBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 217.

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

Brachytarsophrys intermediaRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 103-107. Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17.

Brachytarsophrys intermediusOrlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 88. Incorrect gender of species name.

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

English Names

Annam Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86; Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 11).


Central Highlands of southern Vietnam (Dac Lac, Gia Lai, Phu Yen, Lam Dong, and Kon Tum provinces) and Xe Kong Province in Laos, above 900 m elevation.


Rao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 103-107, suggested that this might be an allopatric part of Brachytarsophrys carinensis. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 88, noted some confusion in the literature of this species and Brachytarsophrys carinensis, specifically in the Buon Luoi, Vietnam, region. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 473, provided a record for Laos. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 434, who suggested that this taxon may be synonymous with Brachytarsophrys carinensis. Tapley, Nguyen, and Le, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 26–35, described larval morphology. 

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