Oreolalax chuanbeiensis Tian, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Oreolalax > Species: Oreolalax chuanbeiensis

Oreolalax chuanbeiensis Tian, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (4): 59. Holotype: CIB 750344, by original designation. Type locality: "Pingwu County, Sichuan, alt. 2,100 m.", China; given as "Wang-ba-chu, Pinwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China; 2100m" by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 105.

Scutiger chuanbeiensis — Matsui, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 418.

Scutiger (Oreolalax) chuanbeiensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 173–174. 

Oreolalax chuanbeiensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 121; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) chuanbeiensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 505. 

English Names

Sichuan Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Chuanbei Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 64).


In rock crevices in the mountains of Pingwu and Maoxian Counties, northern Sichuan, and Wenxian County, Gansu, China, at elevations of 2000–2200 m.


See brief account, figure, and map by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 64-65. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 104, also provided a brief account and illustration. In the Oreolalax weigoldi group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 58, and Wei, Li, Xu, and Jiang, 2007, Chinese J. Zool., 42: 169-173. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 438. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 105-109, provided an account and dot-map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 109, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 135, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 505–507, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 32–33, provided a brief account and photographs. 

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