|Scientific Name:||Leptobrachium boringii|
|Species Authority:||(Liu, 1945)|
Vibrissaphora boringii Liu, 1945
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B2ab(iii,iv,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Endangered, because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, and its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of mature individuals, and in the number of subpopulations.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Emei Shan and Junlian in Sichuan Province, Jiangkou and Yinjiang in Guizhou Province, and Sangzhi in Hunan Province, China, from 600-1,700m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a rare species, and has nearly disappeared from Emei Shan.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It breeds in slow-flowing streams surrounded by forest, cultivated fields, and grassland.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats to this species are over-collecting for the pet trade and habitat loss and degradation.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species' range overlaps with a few protected areas, including Pinghushan and Badagongshan National Nature Reserves, and Emei Shan Natural and Historical Heritage Reserve. It is a protected species in Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou Provinces.|
Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y., Huang, Y.-A. and Liu, M.-Y. 1999. Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Science and Technical Press, Zhengzhou.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Liu, C.C. 1945. New frogs from western China. Journal of the West China Border Research Society: 28-43.
MacKinnon, J., Meng, S., Cheung, C., Carey, G., Zhu, X. and Melville, D. 1996. A Biodiversity Review of China. World Wide Fund for Nature International, Hong Kong.
Ye, C.-Y, Fei, L. and Hu, S.Q. 1993. Rare and Economic Amphibians of China. Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Chengdu.
Zhao, E.-M. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals - Amphibia. Science Press, Beijing.
|Citation:||Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 March 2014.|
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