Oreolalax jingdongensis Ma, Yang, and Li, 1983

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

Oreolalax jingdongensis Ma, Yang, and Li In Yang, Ma, Li, and Chen, 1983, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 8: 323. Holotype: KIZ 8200588, by original designation. Type locality: Mt. Ailao, Jingdong, Yunnan, altitude 2400 m, China.

Oreolalax jingdongensisTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 55; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Yang and He, 1990, in Zhao (ed.), From Water onto Land: 208; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Scutiger (Oreolalax) jingdongensisYang and He, 1990, in Zhao (ed.), From Water onto Land: 208.

Oreolalax (Atympanolalax) jingdongensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 494. 

English Names

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

Jingdong Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 62).


Mount Ailao region in Jingdong, Shuangbai, and Xingping Counties, Yunnan, China, 2300–2450 m elevation; Putao District, Kachin State, Myanmar; presumably to be found in adjacent far eastern Arunachal Pradesh, India. 


Closely related to Oreolalax rugosus (as Scutiger) according to the original publication. See brief account, map, and figure by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 75–77; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 62. In the Oreolalax rugosus 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. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 40, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. 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: 439. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 89-95, provided an account, dot-map, and illustration. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 112–113, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 138–139, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 494–496, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Rahman, Chen, Wu, Chen, Lwin, Murphy, Li, and Che, 2020, Zootaxa, 4742: 531–541, provided the extreme northern Myanmar record. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 28, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. 

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