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Amolops mengyangensis
family: Ranidae
 
Species Description: Wu & Tian,1995 Amph. Zoogeograph. Div. China:52

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
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 from southern China, northern Viet Nam and northern Laos (Ohler, 2007). There are records from: Mengyang, in Yunnan province, China (Wu and Tian, 1995); Menglian and Jinghong in Yunnan province, and at Debao in Guangxi province, China (reported as A. chunganensis) (Fei et al., 1999); Fan Si Pan Mountain in Viet Nam (reported as A. chunganensis) (Ohler et al., 2000); the vicinity of Sa Pa village, in Lao Cai Province in northern Viet Nam (reported as Rana daorum) (Bain et al., 2003); Phou Louey
Mountain, Phou Louey National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Vieng Tong District, in northern Laos (reported as R. daorum) (Stuart, 2005); and an unspecified location in Huaphahn Province, northern Laos (reported as R. daorum) (Bain et al., 2006). A photographic record from Hong Kong should be treated as unconfirmed. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. Known localities are between 680 and 1,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in tropical forest on partially submerged rocks in waterfall cascades, as well as in vegetation adjacent to the streams. It presumably breeds in clear, flowing streams. It has not been found outside forest.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The specific threats to this species are not certain, but it is believed to be affected by forest loss arising due to smallholder farming, subsistence-level harvesting of wood and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions

The species' range includes some protected areas. Surveys are needed to clarify the species' distribution, ecological requirement, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was treated as part of Amolops chunganensis, until it was described as a separate taxon by Wu and Tian (1995). However, Fei et al. (1999) treated it as a synonym of A. chunganensis, but Ohler (2007) demonstrated its validity, and also treated Rana daorum as a synonym of this species.

Citation

Annemarie Ohler, Bryan Stuart, Raoul Bain 2008. Amolops mengyangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136138A4248591. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136138A4248591.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018

 

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