Oreolalax weigoldi (Vogt, 1924)

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

Megalophrys weigoldi Vogt, 1924, Zool. Anz., 60: 342. Holotype: ZMB 27881, according to Noble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 5. Type locality: "Ohne Fundort"; corrected to "Waschan [= Mt. Wa, Sichuan]", China by Vogt In Noble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 5. Given as "Szechuan", China, by Gee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 21.

Megophrys weigoldiGee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 21; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 55.

Scutiger (Aelurolalax) weigoldiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 15; Ohler and Dubois, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 245-249.

Oreolalax weigoldiFei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 68; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) weigoldi —  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 514. 

English Names

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

Weigold's Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 68).


Known only from the type locality (holotype only), central Sichuan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Resurrected from the synonymy of Scutiger boulengeri by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 55, and Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 14, where it had been placed by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 181-185. Ohler and Dubois, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 245-249, discussed and redescribed the holotype. See brief account, figure, and map by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 68-69. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 107, also provided a brief account and illustration. In the Oreolalax weigoldi 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. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 119-123, provided an account, spot map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 132-133, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 158, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 513–514, provided an account, photograph, and dot map and noted the likelihood that this species would likely be found to be conspecific with Oreolalax major.  

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