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Pachytriton brevipes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachytriton brevipes
Species Authority: (Sauvage, 1876)
Common Name(s):
English Black-spotted Stout Newt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 found in central and southern China in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hunan Provinces, from 600-1,900m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China
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Population [top]

Population: It is a relatively common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives and breeds in streams of varying sizes, where the larvae also develop. In winter it hibernates on land.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is collected for human consumption in certain parts of its range. It is also exported for the international pet trade. Habitat destruction and degradation are also an ongoing threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A number of protected areas in the region support this species. Captive breeding is occurring in Europe.

Citation: Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong 2004. Pachytriton brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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