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Myanmar litter toad

In Thai: อึ่งกรายหนังปุ่ม

Binomial name: Leptobrachella pelodytoides, George Albert Boulenger, 1893

Leptolalax pelodytoides (Thao Asian toad, Karin metacarpal-tubercled toad, and many other common names) is a frog species in the family Megophryidae. It is known with reasonable certainty only from near its type locality, the Karen Hills region in the Kayah State, eastern Myanmar. As Leptolalax pelodytoides was one of the first megophryid species to be described from the region, later research has shown that many specimens that have been reported as L. pelodytoides represent other species, including Leptolalax bourreti, Leptolalax oshanensis, Leptolalax eos, and Leptolalax minimus. A consequence is that the most recent IUCN assessment (from 2004) reports much broader distribution for this species than what can be ascertained.

Description

Leptolalax pelodytoides is a large-sized Leptolalax: males measure 28 - 32 mm and females 36 - 38 mm in snout-vent length. Their back is brown with indistinct darker outline on warts and foldings and sides are with large dark blackish spots.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Megophryidae
Genus
Leptobrachella
Species
Leptobrachella pelodytoides

Common names

  • English:
    • Mud litter frog
    • Thao Asian toad
    • Karin metacarpal-tubercled toad
  • Thai: อึ่งกรายหนังปุ่ม

Synonyms

  • Paramegophrys pelodytoides, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Carpophrys pelodytoides, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Megalophrys pelodytoides, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Leptobrachium pelodytoides, George Albert Boulenger (1893)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Myanmar litter toad, Leptobrachella pelodytoides in Thailand
Range map of Leptobrachella pelodytoides in Thailand