Odorrana kuangwuensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Odorrana kuangwuensis (Liu & Hu in Hu, Zhao & Liu, 1966)
Common Name(s):
English Kuang-wu Shan Frog, Kwangwu Odorous Frog
Rana kuangwuensis Liu & Hu in Hu, Zhao & Liu, 1966
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

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): Wu Guanfu, Li Cheng
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, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Sichuan Province, China

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Nanjiang County in Sichuan Province, China, where it has been recorded around 1,650m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is only known from a single location and has only a small population.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits large streams in hill forests, and presumably breeds in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The restricted range of this species makes it especially vulnerable to threatening processes, such as ongoing habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes Guangwushan Nature Reserve, a small nature reserve in Nanjiang County.

Citation: Wu Guanfu, Li Cheng. 2004. Odorrana kuangwuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58634A11816665. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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