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Laotriton laoensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE

Scientific Name: Laotriton laoensis
Species Authority: (Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002)
Synonym/s:
Paramesotriton laoensis Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart
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, population status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from the type locality in the Saysomboun Special Zone, as well as from Phoukhout District in Xiangkhouang Province, in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart 2002). There is some evidence that it might occur more widely than this.
Countries:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Population [top]

Population: The information regarding its population status is still very incomplete, but it seems to be relatively common where it is known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an aquatic species found in streams in dry shrubland, and that presumably breeds in streams by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is local harvesting of it for medicine and food. It will potentially be collected for the pet trade in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Addressing the lack of data would be the first step towards ensuring the species' conservation.
Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart 2004. Laotriton laoensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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