Oreolalax pingii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Oreolalax pingii
Species Authority: (Liu, 1943)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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 Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Sichuan Province, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two locations in Daliangshan in Zhaojue and Yuexi Counties, southern Sichuan Province, China, at 2,700-3,300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its current population status.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a stream-breeding amphibian that inhabits forest and shrubland habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to the impacts of nomadic livestock farming and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, so there is a clear need for the protection of the montane habitat of this species. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan. 2004. Oreolalax pingii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57597A11653730. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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