Oreolalax pingii (Liu, 1943)

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

Scutiger pingii Liu, 1943, J. West China Border Res. Soc., Ser. B, 14: 35. Holotype: CIB 375 by original designation. Given as 357 by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 123. Type locality: "Yen-wo-t'ang ( . . .), Chao-chiao-hsien [= Zhaojue County]( . . .), Sikang [now in Sichuan]; 11,000 feet altitude", China.

Oreolalax pingiiMyers and Leviton, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 289; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Inger, Zhao, Shaffer, and Wu, 1990, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 58: 6; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 122; 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.

Scutiger (Oreolalax) pingiiDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 480; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 15.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) pingii — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 531. 

English Names

Chinese Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Ping's Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 68-69).

Pingi's Toothed Toad (Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 108).


 Daliangshan Mountains of Zhaojue, Meigu and Yuexi counties, Sichuan, China, 2700–3300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 89-92. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 122, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 68. See comment under Scutiger. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 53-54. In the Oreolalax pingii 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: 440. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 123-128, provided an account, spot map, and illustration. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 121, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 147, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 531–533, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 

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