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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Xie Feng
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.
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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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