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

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) himalayana Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4523: 54. Holotype: BNHS 6050, by original designation. Type locality: "Elephant village (27°4′56.52″N, 92°34′50.22″E, 370 m asl.), West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh state, Northeast India". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:96B7B9E3-9F49-4983-A46C-D29CD6B2EE49

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

English Names

Himalayan Horned Frog (original publication). 


Currently known only from two widely separated localities in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, indicating a distribution from at least East Siang district, west to West Kameng district, at low elevation (375–410 m elevation). 


In the Megophrys major complex according to the original publication. See comment under Megophrys major for older literature that may refer in part to this species. In the Xenophrys major group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40.

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