Scutiger ningshanensis Fang, 1985

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

Scutiger ningshanensis Fang, 1985, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 4 (4): 305. Holotype: DBSNNU 83005, by original designation. Type locality: "Xunyangba, Ningshan County, Shaanxi [Province], alti. 2,550 m", China.

Scutiger (Scutiger) ningshanensisFei, 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

Ningshan Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

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


Ningshan County in southern Shaanxi Province, China, 1970–2550 m elevation, east to southern Henan.


Closely related to Scutiger chintingensis according to original publication. See comment under Scutiger chintingensis. May belong in Oreolalax. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82-83, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See photograph, 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: 190-194, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 148-149, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 176–177, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 579–581, 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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