Vietnamophryne vuquangensis Hoang, Jiang, Nguyen, Orlov, Le, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2021

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Vietnamophryne > Species: Vietnamophryne vuquangensis

Vietnamophryne vuquangensis Hoang, Jiang, Nguyen, Orlov, Le, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2021, Rev. Suisse Zool., 128: 210. Holotype: VNMN 010489, by original designation. Type locality: "in evergreen tropical forest at Vu Quang National Park, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam (18°15’47.9”N 105°20’25.1”E at an elevation of 966 m a.s.l.)". 

English Names

Vu Quang Dwarf Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Vu Quang National Park, Vu Quang District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam), near to the Laos border. 

Comment

Most closely related to Vietnamophryne inexpectata according to the original publication, where molecular markers and external morphology were detailed. 

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