Scutiger brevipes (Liu, 1950)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Scutiger > Species: Scutiger brevipes

Aelurophryne brevipes Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 125. Holotype: FMNH 49393, by original designation. Type locality: "Taining [= Qianning], 11,500 feet, Sikang [now part of Sichuan], China".

Scutiger brevipesMyers and Leviton, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 290. Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37.

Scutiger (Aelurophryne) brevipesYe and Fei, 1993, Acta Zool. Sinica, 39: 444. Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 138.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Taining, Daofu County, Sichuan, China).

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Scutiger glandulatus, by Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37, where it had been placed by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 110. See account by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 138. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 231, retained this taxon as a synonym of Scutiger glandulatus, but did not address the evidence of Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37.

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