This species is only recorded from Ningshaan County, southern Shaanxi Province, China, where it has been recorded from 1,970-2,550m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found near streams among grasses in mixed forest. The breeding habitat is unknown, but it is presumably in streams where it breeds by larval development.
The population status of this species is not known; only two specimens have ever been collected.
There is little direct information on threats; however, it is likely to be impacted by habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities.
The range of this species is just outside Niubeiliang National Nature Reserve. Further survey work is needed to determine the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered, in view of its area of occupancy of less than 500km2, with all individuals in only one location, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Liang Gang, Li Pipeng 2004. Scutiger ningshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57618A11664293. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57618A11664293.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019