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Protohynobius puxiongensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA HYNOBIIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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:
Native:
China
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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.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Protohynobius puxiongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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