Mindanao horned frog Conservation status. It is endemic to the Philippines. The Mindanao horned frog is only found on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. American Museum of Natural History. Earlier taxonomies recognized Xenophrys as a separate genus, but molecular phylogenetic analyses found it paraphyletic. Taxonomy of Megophrys and the related genera is one of the bigger taxonomic problems with amphibians in the tropical Asia.
Other sources continue to recognize Megophrys in a narrower sense:
Megophryidae - South Asian Frogs
Taylor. It is endemic to the Philippines. Many Megophrys species are endemic to highly restricted geographical areas. The Mindanao horned frog or Southeast Asian horned toad Megophrys stejnegeri is a species of amphibian in the family Megophryidae. The vegetation in this area consists of hill dipterocarp forests, lower and upper montane forest, elfin woodland mossy forest and summit grasslands.