Scutiger liupanensis Huang, 1985

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

Scutiger liupanensis Huang, 1985, Acta Biol. Plateau Sinica, 4: 77, 81. Holotype: NWIPB 760070, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Liupan, Ningxia [Hui Autonomous Region], altitude 2100 m", China.

Scutiger (Scutiger) liupanensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 80-81; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

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

Liupan Alpine Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 80).


Known only from mount Liupan, Jingyuan County, Ningxia, and Pingliang and Zhuanglang counties, Gansu, China, 1900–2500 m elevation.


Related to Scutiger boulengeri according to the original publication. See brief account, figure, and map by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 80-81. In the Scutiger (Scutiger) boulengeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 64 (who illustrated the holotype on page 65). 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: 185-190, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 143, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 174, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 577–578, 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 comments on morphology.   

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