Xenophrys awuh (Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020)

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) awuh Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 142. Holotype: BNHS 6070, by original designation. Type locality: "Star Lake (25.464444, 94.703889, 2220 m asl.), Reguri village, Meluri circle, Phek district, Nagaland state, Northeast India". Zoobank publication registration: CE06A188-88E4-44CD-86A4-A62DD902B0A5

Xenophrys awuh — Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39.

English Names

Naga Hills Horned Frog (original publication; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 6).


Known  from the vicinity of Kohima and Star Lake in southern and eastern Nagaland state, India, respectively, at elevations between 1650 and 2220 m; also known from Hmuifang Village, Aizawl District, Mizoram, India 1478 m elevation; expected in continuous habitat in Manipur state, India, and Sagaing Region of western Myanmar.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Likely/Controversially Present: Myanmar

Endemic: India


Placed in the original publication in their Megophrys (Xenophrys) megacephala species group. Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Zosangliana, Lalhmangaiha, and Lalhmingliani, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 472–473, provided a record from Hmuifang Village, Aizawl District, Mizoram, India. Also including in this group by Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 383. 

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