Microhyla fodiens Poyarkov, Gorin, Zaw, Kretova, Gogoleva, Pawangkhanant, and Che, 2019

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla fodiens

Microhyla fodiens Poyarkov, Gorin, Zaw, Kretova, Gogoleva, Pawangkhanant, and Che, 2019, Zool. Res., Kunming, doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2019.044: 11. Holotype: ZMMU A5960by original designation. Type locality: "adult male collected on the bank of an artificial pond near a Buddhist pagoda in the small village of Kan Pauk in the vicinity of Shinma Taung Mt., Yesagyo Township, Magway Division, Myanmar (coordinates N21.595°, E95.074°; elevation 232 m a.s.l.)". urn: lsid: zoobank.org: act: 6251923B-3A4C-4E38-840B-3EBB2A654EB4

English Names

Burrowing Narrow-mouth Frog (original publication). 

Shinmataung Narrow-mouthed Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 31). 

Distribution

Currently known only from the type locality in Kan Pauk, Yesagyo Township, Magway Division, Myanmar, at an elevation of 230 m; likely to be found in other arid areas of the Irrawaddy River Valley in the region of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin interfluve. 

Comment

 Gorin, Solovyeva, Hasan, Okamiya, Karunarathna, Pawangkhanant, de Silva, Juthong, Milto, Nguyen, Suwannapoom, Haas, Bickford, Das, and Poyarkov, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9411): 1–47, placed this species in their Microhyla achatina group. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 31, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.  

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.