|Scientific Name:||Odorrana jingdongensis|
|Species Authority:||Fei, Ye and Li, 2001|
Rana hmongorum Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov and Ho, 2003
Rana jingdongensis (Fei, Ye and Li, 2001)
|Taxonomic Notes:||We follow Ohler (2007) in treating Rana hmongorum, described by Bain et al. (2003), as a synonym of this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A2acd ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong, Raoul Bain|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Vulnerable because of an observed population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last three generations, inferred from over-harvesting and habitat destruction and degradation. The generation length is estimated to be five years.
|Range Description:||This species is known from southern China and northern Viet Nam. In China, there are records from southwestern Yunnan Province (Jingdong, Jinping, Luchun, Yongde, Cangyuan and Menglian counties), and in Viet Nam it is currently known only from the vicinity of Mount Fan Si Pan. It can be expected to occur in nearby Laos and Myanmar. It has been recorded from 1,000-1,900m asl.|
Native:China; Viet Nam
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|Population:||This was formerly a common species, but it is now considered to be rare.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits montane streams in forested areas, in particular in the vicinity of waterfalls. It has also been found along the mossy slopes of a man-made culvert. Breeding takes place in streams by lareval development. It probably does not occur where forest has been removed.|
|Major Threat(s):||In China this species has declined seriously because of over-harvesting for food. It is also threatened by habitat destruction and degradation caused by small-scale subsistence logging and agriculture, expanding human settlements, and the establishment of power plants.|
|Conservation Actions:||A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species. There is a need to ensure that offtake from the wild for human consumption is managed sustainably. Surveys are needed to establish the range of this species, and to determine its conservation needs.|
Bain, R.H., Lathrop, A., Murphy, R.W., Orlov, N.L. and Cuc, H.T. 2003. Cryptic species of a cascade frog from southeast Asia: taxonomic revisions and descriptions of six new species. American Museum Novitates: 1-60.
Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y. and Li, C. 2001. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Odorrana in China (Anura: Ranidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica: 108-114.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
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.
Ohler, A. 2007. New synonyms in specific names of frogs (Raninae) from the border regions between China, Laos and Vietnam. Alytes 25: 55-74.
Yang, D.-T., Ma, D.S., Chen, H.J. and Li, F.L. 1983. Descriptions of two new pelobatid toads from Yunnan. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica: 323-327.
|Citation:||Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong, Raoul Bain 2008. Odorrana jingdongensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.|
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