Oreolalax

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
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
Species

19 species (see text)

Synonyms[1]

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

SpeciesEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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.