Megophrys parallela Inger and Iskandar, 2005

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

Megophrys parallela Inger and Iskandar, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., 53: 134. Holotype: MZB unnumbered (field numer D33), by original designation. Type locality: "Batang Sarasah, Lubuk Selasih, near Solok, West Sumatra (0° 59′ S/100° 38′ E, 1289 m ASL", Indonesia.

Xenophrys parallela — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41. 

Xenophrys parallelusDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17. Gender disagreement. 

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

English Names

None noted.


Montane western Sumatra, except for the far northern (north of the valley between the Karo and Aceh highlands) and southern parts (south of the valley between Mount Seblat and Pagar Alam).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Most similar to Megophrys aceras according to the original publication. Munir, Nishikawa, Hamidy, and Smith, 2021, Zootaxa, 5057: 503–529, noted a candidate cryptic species on Sumatra.  

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