Xenophrys takensis (Mahony, 2011)

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

Megophrys takensis Mahony, 2011, Zootaxa, 2734: 30. Holotype: BMNH 1972.1519, by original designation. Type locality: "'2500ft, Ban Pa Che, N.W. of Tak [Tak Province], N.W. Thailand'".

Xenophrys takensisChen, 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.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Ban Pa Che (762 m elevation), northwest of Tak town (16° 52′ 16″ N, 99° 07′ 30″ E), and Taksinmaharat National Park, 25 km west of Tak town, Tak Province, in western Thailand, and Khlong Lan National Park, 305 m elevation, Kampaeng, Thailand. 

Comment

Confused with Megophrys parva according to the original publication. Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 8, provided the record from Khlong Lan National Park, Kampaeng, Thailand. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 162–163, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 107, provided a brief account, photographs, and a range map for Thailand. In the Xenophrys lekaguli group of Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40.

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