Tuesday, July 12, 2011

[Herpetology • 2002] Xenophrys (Megophrys) auralensis | Aural Horned Frog • from Phnom Aural, Cambodia's Highest Mountain

Xenophrys auralensis (Ohler, Swan & Daltry, 2002)

Etymology: The name auralensis, indicates that the species was found on Mount ('Phnom') Aural, Cambodia's highest mountain.

Type locality: "Phnom (Mount) Aural in the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, Kampong Speu Province, Southwest Cambodia (UTM 1326600N 0309200E) . . . . at an altitude of 800 m a.m.s.l. . . . from a cascade section of a mountain steam in hill evergreen forest".

Holotype: MNHNP 2001.0209.

Fig. 1. Megophrys (Xenophrys) auralensis, new species. Holotype, MNHN 2001.0209, adult male, SVL 76.7 mm, dorsal view, ventralview, lateral view of head

Megophrys (Xenophrys) auralensis Ohler, Swan & Daltry, 2002
Xenophrys auralensis — Ohler, 2003
Megophrys auralensis — Stuart & Emmett, 2006

Ohler, A., S. R. Swan, and J. C. Daltry. 2002. A recent survey of the amphibian fauna of the Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia with descriptions of three new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Raffles Bull. Zool.). 50:465–481.: http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/50/50rbz465-481.pdf