Xenophrys vegrandis (Mahony, Teeling, Biju, 2013)

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

Megophrys vegrandis Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 158. Holotype: ZSI A 11605, by original designation. Type locality: "from a tributary of the Sessa Nadi (river), Sessa village (27° 06.067’ N 92° 31.642’ E, 1,110 m asl), Bhalukpong Forest Division, West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh state, northeast India".  

Xenophrys vegrandis — 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: 15.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) vegrandis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756. 

English Names

None noted. 


Known from the vicinity of the type locality (ear Sessa village, West Kameng Distict, and from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, 124 km to the west of the type locality near the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh, India). 


Previous confused with Megophrys boettgeri according to the original publication.  Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 36, Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 9–11, and Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 292, provided accounts for an Indian population referred to this otherwise southeastern Chinese species (as Megophrys boettgeri) which are in part referable to Xenophrys vegrandis, although Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 162, suggested that it is not clear what the specimens identity were in several cases. Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 15, placed this as the sole member of their Xenophrys vegrandis group. 

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