Oreolalax lichuanensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oreolalax lichuanensis
Species Authority: Hu & Fei, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Lichuan Toothed Toad, Lichuan Lazy Toad

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened because this species is probably in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of widespread habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou and Chongqing Provinces in central China, from 1,790-2,300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in forest and shrubland habitat, and breeding takes place in small, shallow-gradient streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are very rapid habitat destruction and degradation, through logging in particular.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range overlaps several protected areas.

Citation: Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan 2004. Oreolalax lichuanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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