Rhacophorus yaoshanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus yaoshanensis Liu and Hu, 1962
Polypedates yaoshanensis (Liu and Hu, 1962)

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): Michael Wai Neng Lau, Chou Wenhao
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 Guangxi Province, China.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Dayaoshan, Jinxiu County, in Guangxi Province, China. It has been recorded from 800-1,500m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an inhabitant of forest habitats. Its breeding habits are unknown, though it presumably breeds in water by larval development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss, especially for wood extraction and farming.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known location is within Dayaoshan Nature Reserve. Survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Michael Wai Neng Lau, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Rhacophorus yaoshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58966A11852700. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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