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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Lekagul's horned toad

Binomial name: Megophrys lekaguli, Bryan L. Stuart, Chantip Chuaynkern, Tanya Chan-Ard & Robert Frederick Inger, 2006

Xenophrys lekaguli is a species of frog belonging to the family Megophryidae. It is only known from fast-flowing, rocky streams and their vicinity in Chanthaburi and Sa Kaeo Provinces in Eastern Thailand. The specific name commemorates Thai zoologist and conservationist Dr Boonsong Lekagul.

Description

This is a medium-sized Xenophrys, the female having a body length of up to 94 mm, the male up to 67 mm. The upper parts are light brown with darker markings, the flank is yellowish and the underside pinkish. The legs have black spots. The bluntly pointed snout projects distinctly beyond the lower jaw. The species is most similar to Xenophrys auralensis and Xenophrys major but can be distinguished from the former by the smaller size of the male and the presence of teeth on the vomer and from the latter by lacking a pale stripe above the mouth and having a patterned (as opposed to plain) eyelid. The slender tadpole has the mouth shaped like an upturned funnel, which is typical of the genus.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Megophryidae
Genus
Megophrys
Species
Megophrys lekaguli

Synonyms

  • Megophrys lekaguli, Bryan L. Stuart, Chantip Chuaynkern, Tanya Chan-Ard & Robert Frederick Inger (2006)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Lekagul's horned toad, Megophrys lekaguli in Thailand
Range map of Megophrys lekaguli in Thailand