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Oreolalax chuanbeiensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax chuanbeiensis
Species Authority: Tian, 1983

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Sichuan Province, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Ping Wu and Maoxian Counties, in northern Sichuan Province, China, between 1,300 and 2,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its current population status.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests, and breeds in small hill streams where the larvae also develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation, due in particular to the activities of smallholder farmers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps several nature reserves. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Oreolalax chuanbeiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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