Kaloula rugifera Stejneger, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Kaloula > Species: Kaloula rugifera

Kaloula rugifera Stejneger, 1924, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 119. Holotype: USNM 65520, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiating [= Leshan Shi], Province of Szechwan [= Sichuan], China".

English Names

Szechwan Narrowmouth Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Sichuan Digging Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 302).


Chengdu Plain and mountains to the west, Sichuan and extreme southern Gansu, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Accounts provided by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 235–241; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 291–293; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 351; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 302–303. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 225, provided a brief account and illustration. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 940–945, provided an account and spot map for China and assigned this species to their Kaloula verrucosa group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 495, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 583, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 44–45, provided a brief account and photographs.

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