Micryletta menglienica (Yang and Su, 1980)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta menglienica

Kalophrynus menglienicus Yang and Su, 1980, Zool. Res., Kunming, 1: 257. Holotype: KIZ 75I377, by original designation. Type locality: "Menglien, Yunnan, altitude 1040 m", China.

Micryletta menglienica — Liu, Yang, Wang, and Hou, 2021, Herpetozoa, Wien, 34: 223. 

English Names

Menglien Grainy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Menglien Narrow-mouthed Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 304).

Menglien Dwarf Sticky Frog (Zug, 2015, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 62: 170). 


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Menglien, southern Yunnan, China); northern Vietnam, and likely in adjacent Myanmar and northern Laos.


Related to Kalophrynus punctatus, according to the original publication. See accounts by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 227-228; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 304-305. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 133-134. Ohler and Grosjean, 2005, Herpetozoa, Wien, 18: 99-106, noted the Vietnam records. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 119-120, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 950-953, provided an account and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 498, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 589, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. See account by Zug, 2015, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 62: 170. Liu, Yang, Wang, and Hou, 2021, Herpetozoa, Wien, 34: 223–232, transferred the species to Micryletta on the basis of 16S mtDNA and morphological analysis. 

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