Nanorana polunini


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nanorana polunini
Species Authority: (Smith, 1951)
Paa polunini (Smith, 1951)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found throughout much of Nepal at elevations of 2,600-3,900m asl, and also in Nielamu County in Xizang province, China around 3,400m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely, perhaps ranging into India and Bhutan.
China; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: In Nepal it is fairly common at higher elevations, however in China it is considered very rare.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with stream habitats in montane forest. It breeds in streams and the eggs are laid in water under stones.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded in Lantang National Park in Nepal.

Citation: Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana polunini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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