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Oreolalax schmidti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Oreolalax schmidti
Species Authority: (Liu, 1947)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Xie Feng, Wu Guanfu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to central Sichuan Province in China, and occurs from 1,700-2,520m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only seven or eight locations and its population appears to be small.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in shrublands and coniferous forest, and breeding takes place in small streams and marshes.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are possible threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range overlaps several protected areas.

Citation: Xie Feng, Wu Guanfu 2004. Oreolalax schmidti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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