Ophryophryne poilani Bourret, 1937

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

Ophryophryne poilani Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 8. Holotype: MNHNP 1948.113, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 16. Type locality: "Dong-Tam-Ve, province de Quang-Tri (Annam)", central Vietnam. 

Megophrys (Ophryophryne) poilani — Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472.

English Names

Dong-Tam-Ve Mountain Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Poilan’s Mountain Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 36). 


Central and southern Vietnam and northeastern Cambodia; expected in southern Laos. 


See brief account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 162–163. Removed from the synonymy of Ophryophryne microstoma by Stuart, Rowley, Neang, Emmett, and Sitha, 2010, Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2010: 38, where it had been placed by Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 31. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 15, provided specific localities for Vietnam (as both Ophryophryne poilani and Ophryophryne microstoma). Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 475, noted that the report for Laos (as Ophryophryne poilani) by Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 45, was based on Ophryophryne hansiStuart, Rowley, Neang, Emmett, and Sitha, 2010, Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2010: 38, provided a record for northeastern Cambodia (as Ophryophryne poilani) and disputed the synonymy as well as documenting sympatry Ophryophryne hansiPoyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 49–120, provided records of Ophryophryne cf. poilani from Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam. 

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