Scutiger boulengeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Scutiger boulengeri
Species Authority: (Bedriaga, 1898)
Aelurophryne tainingensis Liu, 1950
Cophophryne alticola Procter, 1922
Taxonomic Notes: According to Fei et al. (1977), Scutiger alticola is synonymous with S. boulengeri.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Annemarie Ohler, Pranabes Sanyal, Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from northwestern Nepal, and southeastern Qinghai, the eastern and southern part of Xizang, southern Gansu and northwestern Sichuan provinces in western China. It is likely to occur in Bhutan and India, but there are not so far any records. It is found at high elevations of 2,200-5,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
China; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: This is a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an alpine species associated with the headwaters of streams, stream banks and the edges of glacial lakes in grassland habitats. It breeds in streams. Information on the development of the tadpoles is given by Song and Huang (1990).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are the diversion of water from breeding streams for agricultural use, and the pollution of waterways and the surrounding land by agrochemicals. Overgrazing might also be a threat in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with a few protected areas in the region.

Citation: Annemarie Ohler, Pranabes Sanyal, Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau. 2004. Scutiger boulengeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57607A11661516. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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