Tylototriton wenxianensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tylototriton wenxianensis
Species Authority: Fei, Ye and Yang, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Wenxian Knobby Newt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) 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)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000km2, it is known from only four locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Wenxian in southern Gansu, Pingwu and Qingchuan in northern Sichuan, Leishan in eastern Guizhou, Zhongxian, Yunyang, Fengjie counties of Chongqing municipality and Shangzhi county of Hunan Province, China, from 650-2,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species, and is known from only four locations.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits forests near streams and pools in hilly areas. It probably breeds in pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to smallholder farming activities and subsistence wood collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Much of the range of this species is within protected areas.

Citation: Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan 2004. Tylototriton wenxianensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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