Scutiger pingwuensis
Pingwu Alpine Toad
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known from Pingwu County, in north-eastern Sichuan Province, China, at about 2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives close to villages in secondary vegetation and in small streams fringed by dense shrubs. It breeds under rocks in streams.


It is common, although the population is believed to be small.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural development and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps several reserves, including Jiangshan, Tangjiahe and Wanglang Nature Reserves.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500km2, with all individuals in fewer than five location, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.


Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Scutiger pingwuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57620A11664696. .Downloaded on 12 December 2018


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