Rana sauteri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Rana sauteri Boulenger, 1909
Pseudoamolops sauteri (Boulenger, 1909)
Taxonomic Notes: Fei et al. (2000) in transferred this species from Rana to Pseudoamolops, but we retain it in Rana. High-altitude populations are now regarded as a separate species, Rana multidenticulata (Chou and Lin 1997a).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Taiwan.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to lowland areas in western Taiwan, Province of China, from 170 to about 500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits low-altitude hill forests and the associated streams. Breeding normally takes place in streams and ditches with running water, but has also been observed occasionally in still-water pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not recorded from any protected areas, and there is a need for improved protection of low-altitude hill forests within its range.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Rana sauteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58487A11776541. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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