Panophrys spinata (Liu and Hu, 1973)

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

English Names

Spiny Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Spiny-fingered Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 114).


Southeastern Sichuan, southern Chongqing, northern and eastern Guizhou, extreme northeastern Yunnan, and northern Guangxi, China, 800 to 1800 m elevation.


Related closely to Megophrys omeimontis according to the original publication. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 62-63; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 114-115, provided brief accounts, maps, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 146, provided a brief account and illustration. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 48, provided an account (as Megophrys spinatus) for Guangxi. In the Megophrys omeimontis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 79. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 33-34, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 408-412, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 210-211, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 238–239, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 714–716, provided an account, photographs, and spot map, as Xenophrys spinata. Zhang, 2017, Amph. Rept. Fanjing Mts.: 76–77, provided taxonomic and natural history information for the Fanjing Mountains population in northeastern Guizhou, China. 

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