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Paramesotriton fuzhongensis
Fuzhong Warty Newt; Paramesotriton de Fuzhong
Subgenus: Paramesotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae

© 2017 Dr. Joachim Nerz (1 of 7)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 only known from north-eastern Guangxi Province (Zhongshan, Fuchuan and Gongchen Counties) in China, from 400-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits low-gradient streams in broadleaf forests. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.

Population

It is a rare species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats to this species include habitat loss due to subsistence wood collection, and over-harvesting for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

A few protected areas are present within the range of this species. Some European herpetologists have successfully bred the species in captivity.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and in the number of mature individuals.

Citation

Zhao Ermi, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Paramesotriton fuzhongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59458A11945297. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59458A11945297.en

 

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