Oreolalax is a genus of amphibian in the family Megophryidae.[1][2] They are mostly endemic to southwestern China, with one species in northern Vietnam (Oreolalax sterlingae),[1][3] and possibly extending into adjacent Laos. There is also a population in Arunachal Pradesh (Northeast India) that has not yet been assigned to a species,[1] although it might rather be a Scutiger.[3]

Oreolalax longmenmontis holotype dorsal view.jpg
Oreolalax longmenmontis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Megophryidae
Genus: Oreolalax
Myers and Leviton, 1962
Type species
Scutiger pingii
Liu [fr], 1943

19 species (see text)


Atympanolalax Fei and Ye, 2016 – coined as a subgenus of Oreolalax


The genus contains the following 19 species:[1][2]

Endemic rangesEdit

Many Oreolalax species are endemic to highly restricted geographical areas in the Eastern Himalayas, especially in Sichuan, China. The ranges often overlap with those of Scutiger species.


  1. ^ a b c d e Frost, Darrel R. (2020). "Oreolalax Myers and Leviton, 1962". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.1. American Museum of Natural History. doi:10.5531/db.vz.0001. Retrieved 2 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Megophryidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Hou, Yinmeng; Shi, Shengchao; Hu, Daming; Deng, Yue; Jiang, Jianping; Xie, Feng & Wang, Bin (2020). "A new species of the toothed toad Oreolalax (Anura, Megophryidae) from Sichuan Province, China". ZooKeys. 929: 93–115. doi:10.3897/zookeys.929.49748.