Oreolalax popei (Liu, 1947)

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

Scutiger popei Liu, 1947, Copeia, 1947: 125. Holotype: FMNH 49404 (formerly Liu Coll. 227). Type locality: "Lungtung, Pao-hsing (Mupin), Sikang [= Sichuan]; altitude 3400 feet", China.

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

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) popei — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 526. 

English Names

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

Baoxing Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 76).


Central Sichuan to Wenxian, Gansu, China, from 900–2000 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: 82–83, and Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 154-162. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 124, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 76-77. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 117, also provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 54–55. 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 more exclusive Oreolalax omeimontis group of Wei, Li, Xu, and Jiang, 2007, Chinese J. Zool., 42: 169-173. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 154-159, provided an account, spot map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 122–123, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 148–149, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 526–528, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 32–33, provided a brief account and photographs. 


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