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Hynobius sonani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Hynobius sonani (Maki, 1922)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to the central mountain range and Nau Kou in Taiwan, Province of China, above 2,750m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits undisturbed conifer forests at high elevations. Breeding takes place in streams where the larvae also develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation, mainly due to the development of infrastructure for tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This is a protected species in Taiwan, Province of China, and it is present in Taroko National Park.

Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Hynobius sonani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59102A11880657. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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