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.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural development and human settlement.
The range of this species overlaps several reserves, including Jiangshan, Tangjiahe and Wanglang Nature Reserves.
Red List Status
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57620A11664696.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018