Xenophrys flavipunctata (Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018)

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) flavipunctata Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4523: 46. Holotype: BNHS 6040, by original designation. Type locality: "Mawphlang Sacred Grove, Mawphlang (25°26′37″N, 91°44′46″E, 1810 m asl.), East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya state, Northeast India". Zoobank publication registration: 96B7B9E3-9F49-4983-A46C-D29CD6B2EE49 

Xenophrys flavipunctataLyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39.

English Names

Yellow Spotted White-lipped Horned Frog (original publication). 

Yellow Spotted Horned Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 6).


Currently known with certainty from two populations, one in Meghalaya state (Mawphlang Sacred Grove, southwest of Shillong City) and a second disjunct population in Nagaland state (Jotsome Village, Kohima District), Northeast India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


In the Megophrys major complex according to the original publication. Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4523: 1–96, and Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 119–194, discussed misidentifications in the literature. In the Xenophrys major group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40, and Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 380–450.

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