Scutiger nyingchiensis Fei, 1977

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

Scutiger nyingchiensis Fei in Sichuan Institute of Biology Herpetology Department, 1977, Acta Zool. Sinica, 23: 54, 61. Holotype: CIB 73I0400, by original designation. Type locality: "Nyingchi, Xizang [= Tibet], alt. 3040 m", China.

Scutiger (Scutiger) nyingchiensisDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 478; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 15; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82.

English Names

Nyingchi Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 19).

Nyingchi Alpine Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 78; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 178).

Nyingchi High Altitude Toad (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 78; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 40).

Distribution

Northwestern Nepal and southeastern Xizang (Bomi, Lhozhag, Mainling, Medog, Nangxian, Nyingchi, and Yadong counties), China, 2730–4560 m elevation.

Comment

In the Scutiger sikimmensis group according to Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 16, 19. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 136, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 82-83. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 13, provided a brief account for the Indian population. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 178-179, provided an account for Nepalese population. In the Scutiger (Scutiger) sikimmensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 64. Li, Lu, Li, Zhao, Hou, and Zhang, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 247, provided additional localities in Xizang. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 202-207, provided an account, spot map for China, and illustration of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 150, provided a brief account including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 19-21, provided an account for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 178, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. The record from Arunachal Pradesh, India, by Sarania, Devi, Kumar, Wang, and Rakshit, 2015, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 109: 413–414, was subsequently referred to the new species, Scutiger spinosus. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 586–588, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. 

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