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Paramesotriton guangxiensis
Guangxi Warty Newt; Paramesotriton de Guangxi
Subgenus: Paramesotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae

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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, Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is only known from Paiyangshan, Ningming County, in Guangxi Province, China, at around 470m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits low-gradient streams and surrounding habitats. It probably breeds in streams.

Population

It is known from only a handful of localities.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and habitat protection for this species is urgently needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Citation

Yuan Zhigang, Zhao Ermi, Lu Shunqing 2004. Paramesotriton guangxiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59459A11945437. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59459A11945437.en

 

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