Sylvirana spinulosa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Sylvirana spinulosa (Smith, 1923)
Hylarana spinulosa (Smith, 1923)
Rana spinulosa Smith, 1923

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the the island of Hainan, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to southern and south-western Hainan, China. It has been recorded from 80-840m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits tropical forests, and breeds in pools and slow-flowing streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation caused by shifting agriculture, logging, and the construction of hydroelectric plants are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in a number of protected areas on the island, including Wuzhishan Nature Reserve.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species has been moved to the genus Sylvirana (previously Hylarana).

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao. 2004. Sylvirana spinulosa (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58724A89369133. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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