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Brachytarsophrys feae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Brachytarsophrys
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Megophryidae
Scientific name  Brachytarsophrys feae
Higher classification  Karin Hills frog
Order  Frog
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Similar  Frog, Megophryidae, Xenophrys longipes, Xenophrys major, Ophryophryne

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 (Guangxi and Yunnan) and northern Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; it is likely to occur in Laos. The specific name feae honors Leonardo Fea, an Italian explorer, zoologist, and naturalist.

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Description

Brachytarsophrys feae are large frogs: males grow to about 96 mm (3.8 in) and females to about 101 mm (4.0 in) in snout-vent length. Tadpoles are small in comparison, about 39 mm (1.5 in) in length.

Behaviour

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.

Habitat and conservation

Its natural habitats are evergreen broadleaf forest and streams; it breeds in streams. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by dams and power plants, and it is also collected for consumption.

References

Brachytarsophrys feae Wikipedia


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