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Scutiger mammatus
Chest Spiny Cat-eyed Toad
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 known from southeastern Qinghai, western Sichuan, eastern Xizang and northwestern Yunnan provinces in western China, from 2,600-4,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small to medium sized low-gradient streams, seepages and spring-fed marshes in sub-alpine and alpine areas. The surrounding habitats may include cultivated fields, forests, shrublands, grasslands and/or only sparse vegetation. It breeds in freshwater.

Population

This is a very common species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

There are no threats known, expect perhaps overgrazing.

Conservation Actions

A lot of protected areas are present within the range of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Zhao and Jiang (1982) and Zhao and Adler (1993) considered Scutiger ruginosus to be a separate species from S. mammatus. Fei et al. (1986) considered S. ruginosus to be a polymorphic form of S. gladulatus and S. mammatus. Here we consider S. ruginosus to be a synonym of S. mammatus pending further taxonomic work.

Citation

Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Wu Guanfu, Wang Yuezhao 2004. Scutiger mammatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57615A11663690. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57615A11663690.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018

 

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