Xenophrys lekaguli (Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard, and Inger, 2006)

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

Megophrys lekaguli Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard, and Inger, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 1543: 3. Holotype: FMNH 213946, by original designation. Type locality: "Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chantaburi Province, Thailand, 600–700 m elevation".

Xenophrys lekaguli — Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 30.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) lekaguli — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

English Names

Lekagul’s Horned Toad (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 36). 

Boonsong's Horned Toad (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 150).

Distribution

Chanthaburi, Trat, Prachinburi, and Sa Kaeo Provinces, eastern Thailand; Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Battambang Province, Cambodia. See comment. 

Comment

Most similar to Megophrys major and Megophrys auralensis according to the original publication, where adult and larval morphology and molecular markers were detailed. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 26–27, provided a photograph and brief account for eastern Thailand, and (p. 126), detailed the range in Thailand. Chan-ard, Seangthianchai, and Makchai, 2011, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 5: 43, provided a record for Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chanthaburi Province, Thailand. Neang, Chhin, Meang, and Hun, 2014 "2013", Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2013: 66–72, reported the species from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia, and noted that previous records of Megophrys auralensis from this locality were misidentified. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 150–151, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). In the Xenophrys lekaguli group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 36, suggested that Cambodian population should be confirmed using genetic data. 

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