Scutiger pingwuensis Liu and Tian, 1978

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

Scutiger pingwuensis Liu and Tian In Liu, Hu, Tian, and Wu, 1978, Mater. Herpetol. Res., 4: 18. Holotype: CIB 750793, by original designation. Type locality: Wang-ba-chu, Pingwu [County], northern Sichuan, alt. 2200 m, China.

Scutiger (Scutiger) pingwuensisFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

Scutiger pinwuensis — Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 35. Incorrect subsequent spelling. 

English Names

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

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


Known only from Wenxian County, extreme southern Gansu, and Pingwu and Beichuan counties in northeastern Sichuan, China, 2100–2200 m elevation.


Related to Scutiger chingtingensis, according to the redescription (Liu and Tian, 1981, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, 5 (1): 5–10). May belong in Oreolalax, but see comment under Scutiger. See account (as well as retention in Scutiger) by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78–79. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 122–123, also provided a brief account and illustration. 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: 173–177, provided an account, spot-map, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 152–153, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 180–181, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 571–573, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 35–36, provided a brief account and photographs. 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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