Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Hynobiidae

Scientific Name: Pseudohynobius puxiongensis
Species Authority: Fei and Ye, 2000
Protohynobius puxiongensis Fei and Ye, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from its type locality of Puxiong, Yuexi City, Sichuan Province, China, where it was collected at 2,900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Its population status is not known, and only one specimen has been recorded, probably as a result of a lack of survey effort in the area.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The only known specimen was collected in an artificial cave used for food storage. However, this is suspected to be a temperate forest species.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by clear-cutting of forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded in protected areas.

Citation: Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan. 2004. Pseudohynobius puxiongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59110A11882585. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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