Rana chevronta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Rana chevronta
Species Authority: Hu and Ye, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Wu Guanfu, Ye Changyuan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered, in view of its area of occupancy of probably less than 10 km2, with all individuals in only one location, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Mount Emei, in Sichuan Province, China. It has been recorded from 1,600-1,800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only one location, and has not been seen since 1983, despite many searches.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an inhabitant of mixed forests, and breeds in still-water pools and ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Small-scale agriculture is continuing on parts of Mount Emei, and atmospheric pollution is leading to the acidification of streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known location for this species is inside the Mount Emei Scenic Area World Heritage Site. However, further survey work is required on Mount Emei to determine whether or not this species still survives in the wild.

Citation: Wu Guanfu, Ye Changyuan 2004. Rana chevronta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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