Oreolalax rugosus (Liu, 1943)

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

Scutiger rugosus Liu, 1943, J. West China Border Res. Soc., Ser. B, 14: 37. Holotype: CIB 909, by original designation. Type locality: "Yen-wo-t'ang ( . . . ), Chao-chiao-hsien [= Zhaojue County] ( . . .), Sikang [= Sichuan]; 11,000 feet altitude", China.

Oreolalax rugosusMyers 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) rugosusDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 480; Yang and He, 1990, in Zhao (ed.), From Water onto Land: 208.

Oreolalax (Atympnolalax) rugosus — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 497. 

English Names

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

Warty Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 64).


Southern Sichuan and Hengduanshan Mountains, Yunnan, China, 2100–3300 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: 74-76, and Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 151-152. See accounts by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 77-78; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 128, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 64-65, and Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 101. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 55-56. In the Oreolalax rugosus 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. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 41-42, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. 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: 95-100, provided an account, dot-map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 128-129, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 154–155, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 497–498, provided an account, photograph, and dot map.  

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