Megophrys platyparietus (Rao and Yang, 1997)

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

Brachytarsophrys platyparietus Rao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 106. Holotype: KIZ 90275, by original designation. Type locality: "Duo-Di-He, San-Tai, Da-Yao, Yunnan, China, altitude 2100 meters." 

Megophrys (Brachytarsophrys) platyparietus — Li, Zhang, Lyu, Wang, Li, Liu, Chen, Rao, Jin, Zhang, and Wang, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming: 105. 

Megophrys platyparietus — Here (25 March 2020); see comment under Megophrys

English Names

None noted. 


Central Yunnan to southern Sichuan, southern Guizhou, northern and eastern Guangxi, southern Hunan, and western Jiangxi, montane China, 900 to 2450 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Megophrys carinensis (as Brachytarsophrys carinense) by Li, Zhang, Lyu, Wang, Li, Liu, Chen, Rao, Jin, Zhang, and Wang, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming: 105–122, who suggested that the nominal subgenera of Megophrys, recognized by Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 744–771, should be reranked as genera. It had been placed in the synonymy of Megophrys carinense by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 331. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 27-28, provided a brief account (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus) for Yunnan, China. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 48-50 (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus); Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 3; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 102-103 (who mapped an extensive distribution in southern China). Distribution detailed by Rao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 103-107. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 140, provided a brief account and illustration (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 41, provided an account for Guangxi (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 42-43 (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus). Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 75, provided a ke to the Chinese species (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 25-26, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China (as Brachytarsophrys platyparietus). See comment under Brachytarsophrys intermediaFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 330-336, provided an account and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 177, provided a brief account including photographs  (as Brachytarsophrys carinensis). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 205, provided an account (as Brachytarsophrys carinensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 721–723, provided an account, photographs, and spot map, as Brachytarsophrys carinenseShen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 149–153, provided a detailed account for Hunan. China, as Brachytarsophrys carinensis. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 24, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. 

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