|Scientific Name:||Tylototriton shanjing|
|Species Authority:||Nussbaum, Brodie & Yang, 1995|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There is a nomenclatural problem with this species, and the name might change (A. Ohler pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Near Threatened because it is in significant decline (but at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because it is being over-harvested and is suffering from habitat loss and degradation, making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||This species is known from central, western and southern Yunnan, China, from 1,000-2,500m asl. The boundary between this species and Tylototriton verrucosus is not clear, and it is possible that T. shanjing occurs in Myanmar.|
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|Population:||It is very common in central, western and southern Yunnan, but is less common in the northern part of its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits hill forests and secondary forest, where it breeds by larval development in pools, ponds and ditches, including some artificial waterbodies.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is over-collecting for traditional medicine. Small numbers are also exported for the international pet trade, and its habitats are also being threatened by infrastructure development for human settlement.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas in the region, and it is bred in captivity in Europe and North America.|
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.
Nussbaum, R.A., Brodie, E.D. and Datong, Y. 1995. A taxonomic review of Tylototriton verrucosus Anderson (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae). Herpetologica: 257-268.
The Comprehensive Scientific Expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. 1997. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Hengduan Mountains. Science Press, Beijing.
Zhao, E.-M. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals - Amphibia. Science Press, Beijing.
|Citation:||Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Tylototriton shanjing. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 August 2014.|
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