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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


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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