Scutiger gongshanensis Yang and Su, 1979

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

Scutiger gongshanensis Yang and Su In Yang, Su, and Li, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 185. Holotype: KIZ 730388, by original designation. Type locality: "12th Bridge, Gongshan Xian, Yunnan, altitude 2750 m", China.

Scutiger (Aelurophryne) gongshanensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 84-85; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

Scutiger (Scutiger) gongshanensisYang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 43.

English Names

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

Gongshan Cat-eyed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 84).


Gongshan and Biluoxshan in northwestern Yunnan, China, 2500–3850 m elevation; expected in adjacent Myanmar.


Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 85-87; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 84-85, provided a brief account, map, and figure. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 62-63. In the Scutiger (Aelurophryne) gongshanensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 66. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 43-44, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. 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: 214-218-, provided an account and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 136, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 162, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 546–547, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. See Khatiwada, Shu, Subedi, Wang, Ohler, Cannatella, Xie, and Jiang, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 139–157, for comments on morphology.  


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