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Oreolalax liangbeiensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax liangbeiensis
Species Authority: Liu and Fei, 1979
Taxonomic Notes: Zhao and Adler (1993) considered this species to be synonymous with Oreolalax major but did not give any reason.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v); C2a(ii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 2km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals; and because the population size is estimated to number fewer than 250 mature individuals, there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals, and all individuals are in a single subpopulation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from a single small stream in Puxiong in Yuexi County, in southern Sichuan province, China, from 2,850-3,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: The only known population comprises probably less than 100 individuals, and is declining.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and degradation, due to logging and hill fires, represents the major threat to this species. The disappearance of forests has also caused a reduction in rainfall in the region and many streams have dried up in the area as a result.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species does not overlap with any protected areas, making protection of the remaining habitat in the area a priority to ensure the species' survival.

Citation: Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan 2004. Oreolalax liangbeiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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