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Xenophrys binchuanensis
family: Megophryidae
 
Species Description: Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 86.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from Binchuan and Lijian Counties, in Yunnan Province, China, from 1,900 to 2,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with mountain streams surrounded by forest. The mating call of the males can be heard at the end of May. The tadpoles live under rocks in streams.

Population

There is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The habitat of this species is being degraded as a result of the effects of logging, road contruction, and tourism.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in two nature reserves (Jizushan and Yulongxueshan) and a national park (Lijiang). Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Although originally described as a subspecies of Xenophrys minor, this taxon was treated as a full species by Delorme et al (2006).

Citation

Xie Feng 2008. Megophrys binchuanensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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