Oreolalax liangbeiensis Liu and Fei, 1979

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

Oreolalax liangbeiensis Liu and Fei In Liu, Hu, and Fei, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 83-84. Holotype: CIB 65II0345, by original designation. Type locality: "Puxiong of Yuexi-Xian, Sichuan, altitude 2950 m", China.

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

Oreolalax liangbeiensisDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) liangbeiensis —  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 492–494, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 

English Names

Liangbei Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 66).


Known only only from the vicinity of the type locality (Puxiong, Xuexi County, southern Sichuan, China), 2850–3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Removed from the synonymy of Oreolalax major by Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37, and Fu and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 38-43, where it had been placed; without discussion, by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 121. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 120, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 66, and Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 105. 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: 439. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 109-114, provided an account, spot-map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 111, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 137, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 508–510, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 

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