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). 


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. 


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 referrable to this species. 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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