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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Fea's horned toad

In Thai: อึ่งกรายพม่า

Binomial name: Brachytarsophrys feae, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

Brachytarsophrys feae (common names: Fea's horned frog, Fea's short-legged toad, Kakhien Hills spadefoot toad, and others) is a species of amphibian in the Megophryidae family.

It is found in southern China and northern Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; it is likely to occur in Laos. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

Brachytarsophrys feae are large frogs: males grow to about 96 mm and females to about 101 mm in snout-vent length. Tadpoles are small in comparison, about 39 mm in length.

Begaviour

Male Brachytarsophrys feae appear to be territorial. Their advertisement call is loud and can be likened to barking. Limited data suggest that chorusing occurs only in rainy nights; otherwise males remain hidden in their stream-side burrows.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Megophryidae
Genus
Brachytarsophrys
Species
Brachytarsophrys feae

Common names

  • English:
    • Fea's horned toad
    • Fea's horned frog
  • Thai: อึ่งกรายพม่า

Synonyms

  • Megalophrys feae, George Albert Boulenger (1887)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Fea's horned toad, Brachytarsophrys feae in Thailand
Range map of Brachytarsophrys feae in Thailand