Megophrys jingdongensis Fei and Ye, 1983

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

Megophrys omeimontis jingdongensis Fei and Ye In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 51, 52. Holotype: CIB 583007, by original designation. Type locality: "Jingdong [County], Yunnan, alt. 2060 m", China.

Megophrys jingdongensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 102.

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

Xenophrys jingdongensisOhler, 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 omeimontis jingdongensisYang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 31.

Xenophrys (Xenophrys) jingdongensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 701. 

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

English Names

Jingdong Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 110).

Jingdong Spadefoot Toad (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 13).


Southern Yunnan (Mount Wuliang, Mount Ailao, Luchuan, Hekou) and northwestern Guangxi, China; northern Vietnam (Son La, Lao Cai, and Lai Chau Provinces), and likely in extreme northern Laos.


See comment under Megophrys omeimontis for literature that treated this taxon as a subspecies of that taxon. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 57-58; and Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 29-30, provided a brief accounts (as Megophrys omeimontis jingdonensis) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 386-391, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 220–221, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 701–703, provided an account, photographs, and dot map, as Xenophrys caudoprocta. Pham, Pham, Doan, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2019, Biodiversity Data J., 7 (e39140): 1–18, reported the species from Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam. Cutajar, Rowley, Nguyen, Nguyen, Portway, Harding, Luong, and Tapley, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 139-143, reported on the advertisement call, provided a range map and a new record for Lao Chau Province, Vietnam. Tapley, Nguyen, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Luong, and Rowley, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 35–52, provided a detailed description of larval morphology.   

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