Scutiger muliensis Fei and Ye, 1986

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

Scutiger muliensis Fei and Ye, 1986, Acta Zool. Sinica, 32: 63, 67. Holotype: CIB A82I1355, by original designation. Type locality: "Muli County, Sichuan [Province], altitude 3200 m", China.

Scutiger (Aelurophryne) muliensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Ye and Fei, 1993, Acta Zool. Sinica, 39: 444; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 90; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

Muli Cat-eyed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 90).


Known only from Muli County, southwestern Sichuan, China, 3050–3400 m elevation.


Stated to be related to Scutiger mammatus in the original publication. Synonymy, without discussion, with Scutiger mammatus, by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 125; this arrangement not accepted by Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37. See Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 90-91, for brief account, figure, and map. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 134-135, provided a brief account and illustration. In the Scutiger (Aelurophryne) mammatus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 66. 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: 442. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 226-231, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 142, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 168, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 563–564, 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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