Xenophrys mangshanensis (Fei and Ye, 1990)

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

Megophrys mangshanensis Fei and Ye In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 99, 273. Holotype: CIB 890063, by original designation; renumbered CIB 6600 according to Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 406. Type locality: Mangshan Nature Reserve, Yizhang County, Hunan Province at 1000 m elevation, China.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) mangshanensisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14; Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

Xenophrys mangshanensisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17; 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: 39.

Liuophrys mangshanensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1 : 622.

English Names

Mangshan Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Mangshan Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 110).


Riparian forests in the Nanling Mountains and Dayao Mountains along border of Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, and Guangxi at elevations of 350–1200 m.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Similar to Megophrys lateralis according to the original publication. See also Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1992, Zool. Res., Kunming, 13: 6, 9-10, which was translated into English by Huang, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1998, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 118. See brief account, figure, and map provided by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 110. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 376-379, provided an account and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 197, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 224, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1 : 622–624, provided an account, photograph, and dot map, as Liuophrys mangshanensis. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 154–157, provided a detailed account for Hunan. China. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 26, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. 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, provided an account (p. 406). 

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