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

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) oreocrypta Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4523: 50. Holotype: BNHS 6045, by original designation. Type locality: "Tura Peak Reserve Forest (25°30′29.4″N, 90°13′44.82″E, 640 m asl.), near Tura town, West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya state, Northeast India". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:96B7B9E3-9F49-4983-A46C-D29CD6B2EE49

Xenophrys oreocryptaLyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 39.

English Names

Garo White-lipped Horned Frog (original designation). 


Currently known only from the southern slopes of the Tura Peak Reserve Forest (437–640 m elevation), in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya state; likely that this species will be found throughout the adjoining Nokrek National Park and BiosphereReserve, however its eastern distribution limits and altitudinal range are yet to be determined.


In the Megophrys major complex according to the original publication. In the Xenophrys major group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40.

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