Scutiger occidentalis Dubois, 1978

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

Scutiger occidentalis Dubois, 1978, Senckenb. Biol., 59: 164. Holotype: MNHNP 1977.1069, by original designation. Type locality: "un torrent sous le village de Shukdhari, 2920-2940 m, près de Sonamarg, Cochemire (Jammu and Kashmir, India)". 

Scutiger (Scutiger) occidentalis — Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 478; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 13.

English Names

Ladakh Pelobatid Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 63).

Ladakh High Altitude Toad (Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 178).

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

Western Pelobatid Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 63].

Distribution

Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, and Ladakh in Kashmir, India. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Scutiger nyinchiensis by XX, where it had been placed by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 19. See discussion by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 587. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 45, for brief account for Nepal (as Scutiger nyingchinensis).  Khan, 2006, Amph. Rept. Pakistan: 53, provided a brief account for Pakistan (as Scutiger nyingchinensis). Khan, 2006, Amph. Rept. Pakistan: 53, provided a brief account (as Scutiger nyingchinensis) for Pakistan. Khan, 2005, Bonnoprani-Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 2: 3, provided a brief account (as Scutiger nyingchinensis) for Pakistan. Khan, 2005, Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc., 40: 70-72, provided records from Pakistan. Ficetola, Crottini, Casiraghi, and Padoa-Schioppa, 2010, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 6: 1-12, reported Scutiger cf. nyingchinensis in northern Pakistan and discussed the range.

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