Scutiger spinosus Jiang, Wang, Li, and Che, 2016

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

Scutiger spinosus Jiang, Wang, Li, and Che in Jiang, Wang, Zou, Yan, Li, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 23. Holotype: KIZ 011114, by original designation. Type locality: "62K, Medog, Tibet, China (N29°42′33.6″, E95°34′56.0″, elevation 2 705 m)."

English Names

Spiny Lazy Toad (original publication). 

Distribution

High elevation forest in the vicinity of the type locality (62K, Medog, Xizang, China) 2705 m elevation as well as Sela Pass (4169 m elevation), Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India; reported from Trongsa District, Bhutan (see comment). 

Comment

Previously confused with Scutiger nyingchiensis according to the original publication, who also noted that a record of Scutiger nyingchiensis from Sela Pass (Arunachal Pradesh), India (Sarania, Devi, Kumar, Wang, and Rakshit, 2015, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 109: 413–414), is referable to this species. See Khatiwada, Shu, Subedi, Wang, Ohler, Cannatella, Xie, and Jiang, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 139–157, for comments on morphology. See account for Tibet by Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 89–95, who noted that the earlier records of Scutiger nyingchiensis from Medog, Tibet (reported by Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 19, and Jiang, Rao, Yuan, Wang, Li, Hou, Che, and Che, 2012, Zootaxa, 3388: 36) refers to this species. Wangyal, Bower, Sherub, Tshewang, Wangdi, Rinchen, Puntsho, Tashi, Koirala, Bhandari, Phuntsho, Koirala, Ghalley, Chaida, Tenzin, Powrel, Tshewang, Raika, Jamtsho, Kinley, Gyeltshen, Tashi, Nidup, Wangdi, Phuentsho, Norbu, Wangdi, Wangchuk, Tobgay, Dorji, and Das, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 793, tentatively identified a photograph as of this species from Bhutan.   

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