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Oreolalax major 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Oreolalax major (Liu and Hu, 1960)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Xie Feng
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its area of occupancy is less than 2000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to central Sichuan Province, China, and occurs from 1,200-2,000m asl. It probably ranges slightly more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information on the population status of this species, but it is known to be relatively rare.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a forest inhabitant that breeds in streams (which is also where the larvae develop).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture, collection of firewood, and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas, including: Emeishan, Wawushan, Gonggashan, Wolong, and Dujiangyan.

Citation: Fei Liang, Xie Feng. 2004. Oreolalax major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57593A11652680. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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