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Xenophrys giganticus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Xenophrys giganticus
Species Authority: (Liu, Hu and Yang, 1960)
Common Name/s:
English Great Piebald Horned Toad
Synonym/s:
Xenophrys gigantica (Liu, Hu & Yang, 1960)
Xenophrys giganticus (Liu, Hu and Yang, 1960)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Yunnan, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Jingdong and Yongde counties in south-western Yunnan Province, China, from 1,400-2,400m asl. It might occur a little more widely than records suggest.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits the forest floor of evergreen broadleaf forests. It breeds in the head of streams and the larvae are then washed some distance downstream.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (including plantations) and subsistence wood collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes the Great Snow Mountain National Nature Reserve (Yongde County), and the Wuliangshan National Nature Reserve (Jingdong Country).
Citation: Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong 2004. Xenophrys giganticus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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