Baoxing Toothed Toad
The male has nuptial spines on the first and second finger and clusters of chest spines. The large, thick spines are sparsely scattered.
The milky white eggs are 3-3.5 mm in diameter. The tadpoles are about 73 mm in total body length and 28 mm in head length. The dorsum is brown. The tail is light, grayish yellow, and sometimes has small spots. The base of the tail is darkly colored on both sides. The labial tooth formula is mostly I: 5-5/I: 5-5 or I: 6-6/I: 6-6. The center of the upper lip lacks two papillae. The corner of the mouth has relatively many additional papillae that possess small teeth (Fei 1999).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. 2004. Global Amphibian Assessment. < www.globalamphibians.org >. Accessed on 28 November 2006.
Written by Sijie Mao (smao AT berkeley.edu), URAP
First submitted 2006-11-29
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2007-01-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Oreolalax popei: Baoxing Toothed Toad <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5314> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 19, 2017.
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