Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Scutiger tuberculatus
Species Authority: Liu and Fei, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Xie Feng
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there has been decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Yuexi, Mianning, and Xichang in southern Sichuan Province, China, from 2,600-3,750m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the currrent population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits small- to medium-sized streams and the surrounding riparian forest. It sometimes also occurs in marshes and at the marshy edges of lakes. Breeding takes place in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat destruction and degradation caused by logging in the Yuexi area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is recorded from the Luojishan, and Panzhihua-Sutielin Nature Reserves.

Citation: Fei Liang, Xie Feng. 2004. Scutiger tuberculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57623A11665328. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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