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Cynops cyanurus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE

Scientific Name: Cynops cyanurus
Species Authority: Liu, Hu and Yang, 1962
Common Name(s):
English Chuxiong Fire-bellied Newt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 Guizhou and Yunnan in southwest China, from 1,790-2,400m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common and easy to find species on the Yunnan Plateau, although it is uncommon elsewhere.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits pools in mixed forest and paddy fields. It breeds in irrigated rice paddies and in ponds in the forest, including artificial ponds close to Kunming. Larvae develop in the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation, water pollution, chemicals and pesticides are all major threats to this species. Small numbers have been seen in the international pet trade in recent years.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Kunming Lake National Reserve, and possibly in other protected areas.

Citation: Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Cynops cyanurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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