This species is found in only one cave in Baicun, Wuchuan County, in Guizhou province, China, at about 700m asl. Attempts to locate the species at other localities have been unsuccessful.
Habitat and Ecology
Frogs at the type locality were found in a stream some 30m inside a limestone cave. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.
The population is known to be very small.
This species has a very restricted range and specific habitat requirements, which make it particularly vulnerable to disturbance, particularly since touristic activities in the area are becoming an increasing problem.
The one known location of this species is not within any protected area, and the establishment of a well-managed protected area for this species is urgent. Given the small population size, this species requires close monitoring.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is an expected decline in the extent and quality of its habitat mainly as a result of tourism.
Fei Liang, Li Cheng 2004. Odorrana wuchuanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58751A11837248. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58751A11837248.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018