Panophrys frigida (Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Mahony, Nguyen, Harding, Luong, and Rowley, 2021)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Panophrys > Species: Panophrys frigida

Megophrys (Panophrys) frigida Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Mahony, Nguyen, Harding, Luong, and Rowley, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 2555. Holotype: VNMN 010948,  by original designation. Type locality: "found beside a 1.5 m wide mountain stream in disturbed upper montane forest on Mount Ky Quan San, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (22.499°N, 103.602°E, 2668 m asl". 836F-6741878013BB 

Panophrys frigida — Here (24 March 2021), to conform to currently adopted generic taxonomy. See discussion under Megophryinae. 

Xenophrys (Panophrys) frigida — Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 78.  

English Names

Mount Ky Quan San Horned Frog (original  publication). 


Currently known only from the recently designated Bat Xat Nature Reserve on Mount Ky Quan San, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, 2668 m elevation; presumably will be found in adjacent Yunnan, China. 


The original publication covered external morphology, advertisement call, and molecular markers which showed this species in a monophyletic group with Panophrys fansipanensis and Panophys hoangliensis

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