Oreolalax schmidti (Liu, 1947)

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

Scutiger schmidti Liu, 1947, Copeia, 1947: 123. Holotype: CIB (formerly Liu Coll.) 156 by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Omei, Szechwan [= Sichuan]; 7800 feet altitude", China.

Oreolalax schmidtiMyers and Leviton, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 289; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 55; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 122; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

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

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) schmidti — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 536. 

English Names

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

Webless Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 70-71).


Central Sichuan (Bauxing, Dujiangyan, Mount Emei, Hongya, Mianning, Shimian, and Wenchuan counties), China, 1700-2550 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: 85-87; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 162-168; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 70. See comment under Oreolalax puxiongensis. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 111, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 56-57, apparently based on another species since named. Jiang, Xie, Fei, Ye, and Zheng, 2002, Zool. Res., Kunming, 23: 89–94, reported on vocalization. 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 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: 134-138, provided an account, spot map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 130-131, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 156-157, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 536–538, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 

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