Odorrana jingdongensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Odorrana jingdongensis
Species Authority: Fei, Ye & Li, 2001
Rana hmongorum Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov & Ho, 2003
Rana jingdongensis (Fei, Ye & Li, 2001)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Ohler (2007) in treating Rana hmongorum, described by Bain et al. (2003), as a synonym of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2acd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
China; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):1900
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Population [top]

Population:This was formerly a common species, but it is now considered to be rare.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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 [top]

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.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management
3. Species management -> 3.1. Species management -> 3.1.1. Harvest management
3. Species management -> 3.1. Species management -> 3.1.2. Trade management
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.2. Commercial & industrial areas
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.2. Small-holder farming
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.1. Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals -> 5.1.1. Intentional use (species is the target)
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

♦  Food - human
 Local : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

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 3417: 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. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58627A11815697. . Downloaded on 30 April 2017.
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