Oreolalax rhodostigmatus Hu and Fei, 1979

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

Oreolalax rhodostigmatus Hu and Fei In Liu, Hu, and Fei, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 87. Holotype: CIB 71001, by original designation. Type locality: "Zunyi-Xian [= Zunyi County], Guizhou, altitude 1040 m", China.

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

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

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) rhodostimatus — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 528. 

English Names

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

Red-spotted Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 76).


Limestone caves in forested areas of Chongqing, eastern Sichuan (Xingwen), northeastern Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei (Lichuan County), and northwestern Hunan Provinces, China, 1000–1790 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See brief account, figure, and map in Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 76–77. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 118–119, 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 more exclusive Oreolalax omeimontis group of 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: 159–165, provided an account, spot map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 126–127, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 152–153, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 528–531, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 117–127, provided an account for Hunan, China. Zhao, Chen, Wang, Zhang, Wu, and Yang, 2018, Conserv. Genet. Resources, 10: 617–620, reported on the complete mt genome. Wang, Song, Wang, Liang, and Liu, 2021, Chinese J. Zool., 56: 946–948, provided a record from Zhaotong, northeastern Yunnan, China. 

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