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Scutiger ningshanensis
Ningshan Alpine Toad
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 only recorded from Ningshaan County, southern Shaanxi Province, China, where it has been recorded from 1,970-2,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found near streams among grasses in mixed forest. The breeding habitat is unknown, but it is presumably in streams where it breeds by larval development.

Population

The population status of this species is not known; only two specimens have ever been collected.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

There is little direct information on threats; however, it is likely to be impacted by habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species is just outside Niubeiliang National Nature Reserve. Further survey work is needed to determine the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered, in view of its area of occupancy of less than 500km2, with all individuals in only one location, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Citation

Liang Gang, Li Pipeng 2004. Scutiger ningshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57618A11664293. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57618A11664293.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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