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Oreolalax jingdongensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax jingdongensis
Species Authority: Hu, Yang and Li, 1983

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Wu Guanfu, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Yunnan Province, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Jingdong, Shuangbai and Xingping counties, in south-western Yunnan Province, China, from 1,500-2,450m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: This is probably not an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits evergreen broadleaf forests, and breeds in slow-flowing streams where the larvae also develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss is taking place within the range of this species, mainly due to agricultural development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Ailao Shan National Nature Reserve.

Citation: Wu Guanfu, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Oreolalax jingdongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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