|Scientific Name:||Paramesotriton caudopunctatus|
|Species Authority:||(Liu and Hu, 1973)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Yuan Zhigang, Michael Wai Neng Lau|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||This species is known from south-eastern Chongqing, south-western Hunan, eastern Guizhou, and Fuchuan in eastern Guangxi in central China, from 500-1,800m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.|
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|Population:||It is a very common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits hill streams of varying sizes and the surrounding habitats in forested areas, and sometimes also occurs in streamside pools. It breeds in streams where the larvae also develop.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is affected by habitat destruction and degradation for dam construction and subsistence wood collecting, and also by harvesting for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Small numbers are exported for the international pet trade, though probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||Several protected areas in the region fall within the species' range.|
Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y., Huang, Y.-A. and Liu, M.-Y. 1999. Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Science and Technical Press, Zhengzhou.
Hu, S.-Q., Zhao, E.M. and Liu, C.C. 1973. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in Kweichow province, including a herpetofaunal analysis. Acta Herpetologica Sinica: 149-178.
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:||Yuan Zhigang, Michael Wai Neng Lau 2004. Paramesotriton caudopunctatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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