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Amolops kangtingensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amolops kangtingensis
Species Authority: (Liu, 1950)
Taxonomic Notes: Although Liu (1950) synonymized this species with Amolops mantzorum (as Staurois mantzorum), he stated that in the wild it was easy to distinguish the two taxa. Wu, Tan and Zhao (1987) resurrected this species based on cytological evidence.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wu Guanfu, Zhao Wenge
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is expected to be a future decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Kangding County in west Sichuan Province, China. It has been recorded from 2,600-3,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from only three locations, but is considered to be common at all three.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits montane streams in forest, and breeds in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas, though there are several nature reserves within its range.

Citation: Wu Guanfu, Zhao Wenge. 2004. Amolops kangtingensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58213A11748954. . Downloaded on 30 August 2016.
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