|Scientific Name:||Pachyhynobius shangchengensis|
|Species Authority:||Fei, Qu and Wu, 1983|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals due to over-collecting.
|Range Description:||This species is known from the Dabieshan area (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces) in central China, from 380-1,100m asl.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits slow-flowing hill streams in forested areas. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. It is also probably threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, due to human settlement and smallholder farming activities.|
|Conservation Actions:||Several protected areas occur within the species' range. There is a need to implement measures to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed in a sustainable manner. This salamander is included in several captive breeding programmes in Europe.|
Chen, B., Dong, Y., Liang, R., Li, B., Sun, Y. and Wang, Y. 1991. The Amphibian [sic] and Reptilian Fauna of Anhui. Anhui Publishing House of Science and Technology, Hefei.
Fei, L., Qu, W.Y. and Wu, S.H. 1983. A new species of Hynobiidae from Yunnan, China. Amphib. Res.: 1.
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.
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.
|Citation:||Michael Wai Neng Lau, Fei Liang 2004. Pachyhynobius shangchengensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.|
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