Scutiger maculatus (Liu, 1950)

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

Aelurophryne maculata Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 136. Holotype: FMNH 55869, by original designation. Type locality: "Hasa, 11,000 feet altitude, Kantze, Sikang [now Sichuan], China".

Scutiger maculatusMyers and Leviton, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 290.

Scutiger (Scutiger) maculatusDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 478; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

Spotted Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 17).

Piebald Alpine Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82).


Garze County in northwestern Sichuan, and Jomda, in eastern Tibet, China, 3300–3500 m elevation.


See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 112-113, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82-83. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 126, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 63-64. In the Scutiger (Scutiger) sikimmensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 64. 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: 198-201, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 148, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 17-18, provided an account for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 175, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 584–585, 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. See account by Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 74–75.  

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