Oreolalax puxiongensis Liu and Fei, 1979

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

Oreolalax puxiongensis Liu and Fei In Liu, Hu, and Fei, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 84. Holotype: CIB 65II0646, by original designation. Type locality: "Pu-xiong of Yuexi-Xian, Sichuan, altitude 2900 m", China.

Scutiger puxiongensis — Matsui, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 420.

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

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) puxiongensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 534. 

English Names

Puxiong Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 70–71).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Yuexi County, Sichuan, China), 2600–2900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Placed in the synonymy Oreolalax schmidti by Inger, Zhao, Shaffer, and Wu, 1990, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 58: 7, but this was rejected by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 120; Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32–37; and Fu and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 38–43. See brief account, figure, and map by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 70–71. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 110, 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, 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: 128–134, provided an account, spot map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 124–125, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 150–151, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 534–536, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 


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