Xenophrys numhbumaeng (Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020)

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) numhbumaeng Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 157. Holotype: BNHS 6075, by original designation. Type locality: "from a waterfall (25.047500, 93.434444, 915 m asl.), approx. 7 km before reaching Aziuram village coming from Tamenglong town, Tousem subdivision, Tamenglong district, Manipur state, Northeast India". Zoobank publication registration: CE06A188-88E4-44CD-86A4-A62DD902B0A5

Xenophrys numhbumaengLyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 40.

English Names

Tamenglong Horned Frog (original publication; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 6).


Known only from two nearby localities between 915 and 1010 m elevation, both near the summit of the second western-most north–south orientated mountain ridge in Manipur state, northeastern India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


The sister taxon of Megophrys oropedion according to the original publication and in the Megophrys (Xenophrys) megacephala species group. In the Xenophrys megacephala 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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