Scutiger chintingensis Liu and Hu, 1960

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Scutiger > Species: Scutiger chintingensis

Scutiger chintingensis Liu and Hu, 1960, Scient. Sinica, 9: 770. Holotype: CIB (formerly Liu) 70, by original designation. Type locality: "Chinting [= Jinding], Mt. Omei (3050 m altitude), Szechwan [= Sichuan]", China.

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

Scutiger (Scutiger) chintingensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78; Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 63; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

Chinting Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Chinting Alpine Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78).


Mount Emei region in Emei, Hongya, and Wenchuan counties, Sichuan, China, 2700–3400 m elevation.


See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 87-89. Discussed (as Scutiger boulengeri) by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 181-185. See comment under Scutiger ningshanensis. Considered a member of Scutiger, not Oreolalax, by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 123, and therefore retained here although no discussion was offered. See brief account, map, and figure by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78-79, who also retained this taxon in Scutiger. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 120-121, also provided a brief account and illustration. Jiang, Xie, Fei, Ye, and Zheng, 2002, Zool. Res., Kunming, 23: 89–94, reported on vocalization. In the Scutiger (Scutiger) chintingensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 63. 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: 441. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 168-172, provided an account, spot-map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 146-147, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 172–173, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 569–571, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. See Khatiwada, Shu, Subedi, Wang, Ohler, Cannatella, Xie, and Jiang, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 139–157, for comment on morphology.   

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