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. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Myanmar


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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