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Oreolalax multipunctatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax multipunctatus
Species Authority: Wu, Zhao, Inger and Shaffer, 1993

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): Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, because its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000km2 and area of occupancy of less than 2,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Emei and Hongya counties in central Sichuan Province, China, from 1,520-1,920m asl. However, it might occur more widely than records suggest.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is so far known from only two locations, and it is rare at both of these.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests and breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation, partly due to infrastructure development associated with increased tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with two protected areas; Emeishan Natural Heritage Reserve (a World Heritage Site) and Wawushan Mountain National Forest Park.

Citation: Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu 2004. Oreolalax multipunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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