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

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

Megophrys (Xenophrys) periosa Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4523: 59. Holotype: BNHS 6055, by original designation. Type locality: "Pangin town (28°12′33.96″N, 94°59′10.02″E, 450 m asl.), East Siang district [now Siang District], Arunachal Pradesh state, Northeast India". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:96B7B9E3-9F49-4983-A46C-D29CD6B2EE49

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

English Names

Giant Himalayan Horned Frog (original publication). 


So far confirmed from three localities (Pangin, Along, and Sessa) in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, between 260 and 1429 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. Saikia, Sinha, Shabnam, and Dinesh, 2021, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 12: 219–224, discussed morphological variation, the range, and provided a 16S mtDNA tree that suggests that this species is the sister of Xenophrys major

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