Megophrys robusta (Boulenger, 1908)

Robust pelobatid frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Xenophrys robusta (Boulenger, 1908)


Conservation Status

Last record: September 1957

Rediscovered in 28 August, 2006

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1908). Batrachians of the genus Megalophrys. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1908: 407-430.


Other references:

Bordoloi, S., Borah, M. M., Sarmah, P. K. and Sharma, J. (2002). Amphibian and insect fauna of amphibian habitats of Dehang-Debang Biosphere Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. Himalayan Biosphere Reserves 4(1-2): 33-38.

Daniel, J. C. (1962). Notes on some amphibians of the Darjeeling area, West Bengal. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 59(2): 666-668.

Deuti, Kaushik and Kumar, Anand. (2008). Rediscovery of robust pelobatid frog, Xenophrys robusta, after fifty years with three colour morphs. Rec. Zool. Surv. India 108(4): 119-120.

Dutta, S. K. (1997). Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler. 2004. Megophrys robusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57652A11670146. Downloaded on 18 February 2017.

Mahony, Stephen, Kamei, Rachunliu G., Teeling, Emma C. and Biju, S. D. (2018). Cryptic diversity within the Megophrys major species group (Amphibia: Megophryidae) of the Asian Horned Frogs: Phylogenetic perspectives and a taxonomic revision of South Asian taxa, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 4523(1): 1-96.

Sarkar, A. K., Biswas, M. L. and Ray, S. (1992). Amphibia in Fauna of West Bengal. Zool. Surv. Ind., State Fauna Series 3(2): 67-100.


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