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

Distribution

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. 

Comment

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.

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