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Scutiger liupanensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Scutiger liupanensis
Species Authority: (Huang, 1985)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Liang Gang
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only recorded from Liupanshan, in Jinyuan County, Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu Autonomous Region, China, from 1,900-2,500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is common within its small range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forest where it breeds in small- to medium-sized, spring-fed streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is within a protected area so it is not presently threatened by habitat destruction or degradation. Nonetheless, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Much of the range of this species lies within the Liupanshan National Nature Reserve. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its very limited range.

Citation: Fei Liang, Liang Gang 2004. Scutiger liupanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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