This species is known from northern Guangxi (Dayaoshan in Jinxiu County and Huaping in Longsheng County) and southern Hunan (Yizhang County) provinces in China, and from one location, Fan Si Pan Mountain, in northern Viet Nam. In China it has been recorded around 1,080 m asl, and in Viet Nam it has been recorded from 1,850-2,050 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
In China this species is known from forests, and in Viet Nam it was reported from upper montane forest, secondary growth, forest edge and near streams. Breeding was observed in July and August in a pool, with larval development.
This species is known from only three locations in China. Only three specimens were collected in Viet Nam.
Habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and fires is a major threat to this species.
The species' range in China includes a few protected areas, including the Dayaoshan Nature Reserve, and in Viet Nam it occurs in Hoang Lien Son National Park.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and population size.
A similar form, which may or may not be this species, occurs near the Dan Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province of Viet Nam (Ziegler et al. 2006). Studies on larger samples are needed to confirm the identity of this form, so we refrain from mapping this population in this species' range until its taxonomy can be clarified.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Chou Wenhao, Annemarie Ohler & Steven Swan 2004. Gracixalus jinxiuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58859A136558725. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58859A11850506.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019