Xenophrys ancrae (Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Xenophrys > Species: Xenophrys ancrae

Megophrys ancrae Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 145. Holotype: ZSI A 11606, by original designation. Type locality: "6th mile (27° 29.833’ N 96° 23.467’ E, 420 m asl.) approx. 3 km from Deban Guest House, Deban, Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh state, northeast India". 

Xenophrys ancrae — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) ancrae — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756; Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 140. 

 

English Names

Namdapha Horned Toadfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 28).

Distribution

Known only from southeastern Arunachal Pradesh (Changlang District) near the Myanmar border at elevations of 330 to 790 m; expected in Sagaing, Myanmar, and Yunnan, China. 

Comment

See discussion by Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 140–142, who placed this in their Megophrys (Xenophrys) megacephala species group.  In the Xenophrys megacephala group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 28, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and expected range in Myanmar.

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