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Scutiger gongshanensis
Gongshan Cat-eyed Toad
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
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 Gongshan and Biluoxueshan, in north-western Yunnan Province, China, from 2,500-3,850m asl. It is likely to be found in neighbouring northern Myanmar, but there are no records to date.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits spring-fed marshes in conifer forests, and breeds in very small streams.

Population

It is probably quite a rare species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat encroachment for agriculture and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

Part of the range of this species is within the Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve, now part of the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

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 forest habitat in Yunnan Province, China

Citation

Yang Datong, Michael Wai Neng Lau 2004. Scutiger gongshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57611A11662798. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57611A11662798.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018

 

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