Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Kurixalus odontotarsus
Species Authority: (Ye & Fei, 1993)
Philautus odontotarsus Ye and Fei, 1993
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
Taxonomic Notes: This species might be a synonym of Kurixalus verrucosus (Ohler et al. 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yang Datong
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from 250-1,500 m altitude in southern and southwestern China in Xizang, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces, as well as in Lao Cai and Ha Giang Provinces, Viet Nam. It presumably occurs in other neighbouring countries.
Countries occurrence:
China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common in Hainan (Lu Shunqin pers. comm.)
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests and shrublands. It breeds in ditches and temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture and logging are probably impacting its habitat when these are carried out too intensively.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many protected areas in the region supports this species.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yang Datong. 2004. Kurixalus odontotarsus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58882A11842816. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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