Pseudohynobius kuankuoshuiensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Pseudohynobius kuankuoshuiensis
Species Authority: Xu and Zeng, in Xu, Zeng and Fu, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Xie Feng
Reviewer(s): Xie Feng, Simon Stuart
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known only from its type locality, Shuiyang, in Guizhou Province, China, at 1,350-1,500m asl (Xu et al, 2007). It is not known whether or not it occurs more widely.
Countries occurrence:
China (Guizhou)
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1350
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species where it is found (Xu et al., 2007).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: When not breeding, the adults live on land in montane forest (Xu et al, 2007). They breed in water, and the larvae develop in small streams surrounded by the forest, and sometimes can be found in pools near springs (Xu et al, 2007).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being degraded by human activities, including clear-cutting, logging and expanding agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Puchangkuankuoshui Nature Reserve. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.

Citation: Xie Feng. 2008. Pseudohynobius kuankuoshuiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135870A4214000. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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