Oreolalax lichuanensis Hu and Fei, 1979

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

Oreolalax lichuanensis Hu and Fei In Liu, Hu, and Fei, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 86. Holotype: CIB 74I0915, by original designation. Type locality: "Han-chi of Lichuan-Xian, Hubei, altitude 1790 m", China. Given as "Mt. Jinfo in Nanchuan Co., Sichuan Prov., China", by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 138.

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

Oreolalax lichuanensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32–37; Fu and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 38–43; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) lichuanensis —  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 515. 

English Names

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

Lichuan Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 72–73).


South-central China (northeastern Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, extreme southeastern Sichuan, Chongqing, and Guizhou), 1790–1920 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Related to Scutiger popei, according to the original publication. See brief account, figure, and map by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 72–73. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 112, also provided a brief account and illustration. In the Oreolalax pingii group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 58. In the Oreolalax omeimontis group of Wei, Li, Xu, and Jiang, 2007, Chinese J. Zool., 42: 169–173. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 138–142, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 114–115, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 140–141, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 515–517, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 112–116, provided an account for Hunan, China.  Wang, Wang, Liang, Xie, Jiang, and Wang, 2016, MtDNA, Part B, 1: 905-906, reported on an incomplete mitochondrial genome. 

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