Xenophrys auralensis (Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002)

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) auralensis Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 468. Holotype: MNHNP 2001.0209, by original designation. Type locality: "Phnom (Mount) Aural in the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, Kampong Speu Province, Southwest Cambodia (UTM 1326600N 0309200E) . . . . at an altitude of 800 m a.m.s.l. . . . from a cascade section of a mountain steam in hill evergreen forest".

Xenophrys auralensisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17; 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: 40.

Megophrys auralensisStuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 6.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) auralensis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756. 

English Names

Cardamom Horned Frog (Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 45).

Aural Horned Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 35). 

Distribution

500 to 1200 m elevation in Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, and the Central Cardamoms Protected Forest, Pursat Province in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia; expected to be found more widely. 

Comment

Most similar to Xenophrys major according to the original publication. Neang, Chhin, Meang, and Hun, 2014 "2013", Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2013: 66–72, commented on additional specimens of this species from the vicinity of the type locality. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 1–27, reported the species from the Cardomom Mountains of Cambodia. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 45, provided a brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. Not assigned to species group by Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40. 

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