Brachytarsophrys chuannanensis

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Brachytarsophrys chuannanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Megophryidae
Genus: Brachytarsophrys
Species: B. chuannanensis
Binomial name
Brachytarsophrys chuannanensis
Fei, Ye & Huang, 2001

Brachytarsophrys chuannanensis (sometimes known as Chuanan short-legged toad) is a species of frogs in the Megophryidae family. It is endemic to southern Sichuan, China,[2] in Junlian County and Hejiang County. However, the species may be more widespread than is currently known.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by overharvesting by locals and habitat loss for agriculture, logging and human settlement. It may occur in protected areas but this needs more research.[1]


  1. ^ a b Liang, F.; Changyuan, Y.; Feng, X. (2017). "Megophrys chuannanensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T57538A118184388. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T57538A118184388.en. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Brachytarsophrys chuannanensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 2001". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 5 July 2013.