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". http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub: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). 


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.  


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. 

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