Buergeria oxycephala 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Buergeria oxycephala (Boulenger, 1900)
Buergeria oxycephalus (Boulenger, 1900)
Buergeria oxycephalus (Boulenger, 1900)
Taxonomic Notes: Jiang, Hu and Zhao (1987) considered this species to belong to the genus Buergeria, rather than Rhacophorus, and this is now widely accepted.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Bosco Chan, 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 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hainan Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the hilly areas (80-800m asl) in central and south-western Hainan, China.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits and breeds in medium and large streams, usually in forested regions, including in heavily disturbed forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation, due to smallholder farming activities and dam construction, is a localized threat. Over-exploitation for human consumption might also be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas on the island.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Bosco Chan, Shi Haitao. 2004. Buergeria oxycephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58784A11828036. . Downloaded on 15 December 2017.
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