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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is so far known from only two locations, and it is rare at both of these.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2004: e.T57594A11652937. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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