Ophryophryne gerti (Ohler, 2003)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Ophryophryne > Species: Ophryophryne gerti

Ophryophryne gerti Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 25. Holotype: BMNH 1921.4.1.324, by original designation. Type locality: "Cam Ly (river), south-east of Da Lat (11° 56′ N, 108° 25′ E), Lang Bian Plateau, sLam Dong Province, Vietnam".

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

Ophryophryne gerti — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 40; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 40.

English Names

Gert's Mountain Toad (Poyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 78). 

Gertis’ Mountain Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 34). 


Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam (Lam Dong, Dak Lak, and Phen Yu provinces, Vietnam (700–2000 m). Other records from Vietnam and Laos require confirmation. 


The epithet gerti is a noun in apposition, not a genitive, as noted in the original publication. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 475, provided a record for Champasak Province, Laos. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 108, provided records from Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Name provinces, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23–42, tentatively regarded the specimens of Ophryophryne microstoma reported by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 8, as Ophryophryne gertiPoyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 49–120, redelimited the species (pp. 77–81) and provided genetically confirmed records from Dak Lake Province, Vietnam. Do, Ngo, and Nguyen, 2017, Hue Univ. J. Sci: Nat. Sci., 126: 84, provided the several records from Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam. 

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