Oreolalax schmidti

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Oreolalax schmidti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Megophryidae
Genus: Oreolalax
Species: O. schmidti
Binomial name
Oreolalax schmidti
(Liu, 1947)
Synonyms

Scutiger schmidti Liu, 1947

Oreolalax schmidti (Schmidt's lazy toad or webless toothed toad) is a species of amphibian in the Megophryidae family. It is endemic to China where it can be found in the Hengduan Mountains in western Sichuan and northern Yunnan provinces.[2] Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical moist shrubland, rivers, swamps, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] It is named after Karl Patterson Schmidt, American herpetologist.[3]

Male Oreolalax schmidti grow to about 43 mm (1.7 in) in snout-vent length and females to about 51 mm (2.0 in). Tadpoles are 53 mm (2.1 in) in length.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Xie Feng; Wu Guanfu (2004). "Oreolalax schmidti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T57602A11660472. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57602A11660472.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Oreolalax schmidti (Liu, 1947)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-907807-42-8. 
  4. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. pp. 70–72. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.