Paramesotriton deloustali 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Salamandridae

Scientific Name: Paramesotriton deloustali
Species Authority: (Bourret, 1934)
Common Name(s):
English Vietnam Warty Newt, Tam Dao Salamander
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong, Henk Wallays
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its Area of Occupancy of less than 2,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was originally known only from the Tam Dao mountain ridge in northern Viet Nam. It has now been found in more than ten localities in Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Tay Nguyen, and Lao Cai Provinces, all in Viet Nam. It occurs from about 600-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:Its population apparently is relatively stable, and it is not particularly rare locally.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits streams in evergreen hill forest, including small natural and artificial impoundments. It breeds in small pools in streams where larval development takes place.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, due to agriculture and human settlement, pollution, and harvesting for food, medicine and the pet trade, are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in Tam Dao, which is an undefined National Park, and has also been found in Ba Be National Park. There are two locations west of the Red River, Lao Cay and Yen Bai that are in a region proposed for a National Park. It is included under Viet Nam protective legislation. Setting up managed ex-situ assurance colonies among zoos and competent hobbyists is recommended.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong, Henk Wallays. 2004. Paramesotriton deloustali. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T16129A5395605. . Downloaded on 05 December 2016.
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