Quasipaa yei
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Species Description: Chen X-H, Jiang J-P, Qu W-Y 2004 Description of Paa (Feirana) yei (Anura, Ranidae) from China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 29:381-385.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 recently described species is known only from the type locality near Jiyuan city, in Shengcheng County, Henan Province, China, where it was collected at an altitude of 424m asl. As details of the only collection site were not provided in the original description, the distribution map is approximate. The species might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in streams, in which it probably breeds, and in the surrounding forest areas.


The population status of this species is not known. Only one small population has so far been found.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known. However, the area in which it occurs has in the bast been impacted by clear-felling of forest, and selective logging still continues.

Conservation Actions

It might occur in the Jingangshan Nature Reserve, but this needs to be confirmed. It is important to carry out surveys to determine the distribution, threats and conservation needs of this very distinctive species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Frost (2009) in placing this very poorly known but highly distinctive species in the genus Quasipaa. It was previously placed in the genus Yerana.


Xie Feng 2004. Quasipaa yei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58444A11781980. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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