Oreolalax major (Liu and Hu, 1960)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Oreolalax > Species: Oreolalax major

Scutiger major Liu and Hu, 1960, Scient. Sinica, 9: 764. Holotype: CIB 570952, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Omei [= Mount Emei] (2000 m altitude), Szechwan [=Sichuan]", China.

Scutiger (Oreolalax) majorDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 480.

Oreolalax majorTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 56; Fei, Ye, and Li, 1989, Acta Zool. Sinica, 35: 387; Fu, Lathrop, and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 32-37; Fu and Murphy, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 38-43; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12.

Oreolalax (Oreolalax) major — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 510. 

English Names

Common Lazy Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Large Toothed Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 66).

Distribution

Montane extreme southern Gansu (Wenxian County), central Sichuan (Beichuan, Baoxing, Emei, Dujiangyan, Hongya, Luding, Pingshan and Wenchuan counties), China, 1600–2150 m elevation. 

Comment

Related to Scutiger popei according to the original publication. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 77-80, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 66, and Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 106. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 51-52. In the Oreolalax weigoldi group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 58, and Wei, Li, Xu, and Jiang, 2007, Chinese J. Zool., 42: 169-173. 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: 439. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 115-119, provided an account, spot map, and illustration. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 116-117, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 142–143, provided an account, photographs, and a map.  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 510–512, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. See comment under Oreolalax weigoldi. 

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