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Cynops chenggongensis
Chenggong Fire-bellied Newt
Subgenus: Hypselotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: Placed in Hypselotriton (Hypselotriton) by Dubois and Raffaelli 2009, 2012 Alytes.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of Shuitan in Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, China, although the limits of its distribution are not known. It was collected at 1,940m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in small ponds or rice fields, and its larvae develop in water.

Population

Its population status is not known.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

This species is threatened by the loss of its wetland habitats (presumably by drainage) and water pollution from the use of agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions

It is not present in any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

We consider Cynops chenggongensis to be separate from C. cyanurus, following Zhao and Adler (1993) and Fei et al. (1999).

Citation

Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Hypselotriton chenggongensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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