This species is known only from the type locality of 'Taining' [Qanning Mountain], Daofu Country, Sichuan Province, China, at around 3,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits and breeds in small forest streams, and also spring-fed streams in alpine meadows.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been removed from synonymy, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was removed from the synonymy of Scutiger glandulatus by Fu, Lathrop and Murphy (1997), where it had been placed by Liu and Hu (1961).
Xie Feng 2004. Scutiger brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57608A11661792. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57608A11661792.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019