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Amolops xinduqiao 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amolops xinduqiao Fei, Ye, Wang & Jiang, 2017
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 et al. (1987) resurrected this species based on cytological evidence. However, two different species of Amolops were confounded, one found above 3,000 m in the Yalong River Basin of Sichuan, and another found at 1,200 to 2,400 m elevation in the Dadu River basin, Sichuan, China. Fei et al. (2017) reexamined the types of kangtingensis and, more importantly, noted that the original type locality had to be corrected to "Yalagou of Kangding (in the Dadu River Basin, meaning that the name A. kangtinensis applied not to the high-elevation population has had been  previously thought by Wu et al. (1987) (who found nominal A. mantzorum to be a complex of species and explicitly retained A. kangtingensis, but from the wrong population). Fei et al. (2017) sorted the problem by correcting the type locality of A. kangtingensis, placing A. kangtingensis into the synonymy of A. mantzorum, and naming as A. xinduqiao the population  formerly incorrectly assigned the name A. kangtingensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wu, G. & Zhao, W.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: This amended assessment has been created to correct the name of this species from Amolops kangtingensis to A. xinduqiao (see Taxonomic Notes for the explanation). The Assessor and Reviewer names have also been corrected.

Citation: Wu, G. & Zhao, W. 2017. Amolops xinduqiao (amended version of 2004 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58213A121381130. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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