Scutiger tuberculatus Liu and Fei, 1979

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

Scutiger tuberculatus Liu and Fei In Liu, Hu, and Fei, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 89. Holotype: CIB 65II0448, by original designation. Type locality: "Pu-xiong of Yuexi-Xian, Sichuan, altitude 3000 m", China.

Scutiger (Aelurophryne) tuberculatusFei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

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

Round-tubercled Cat-eyed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 88).


Southern Sichuan (Mianning, Xichang, Yanbian, Yuexi, and Zhaojue counties) to north-central Yunnan, China, 2600–3750 m elevation.


Related to Scutiger glandulatus, according to the original publication. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 143, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 88-89. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 130-131, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 67-68. In the Scutiger (Aelurophryne) glandulatus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 66. 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: 443. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 241-246, provided an account and spot map. See comment under Scutiger mammatus. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 140-141, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 166–167, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 557–559, 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 and range.   

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