This species is only recorded from Liupanshan, in Jinyuan County, Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu Autonomous Region, China, from 1,900-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forest where it breeds in small- to medium-sized, spring-fed streams.
It is common within its small range.
Its habitat is within a protected area so it is not presently threatened by habitat destruction or degradation. Nonetheless, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.
Much of the range of this species lies within the Liupanshan National Nature Reserve. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its very limited range.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Fei Liang, Liang Gang 2004. Scutiger liupanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57613A11663265. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57613A11663265.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018