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Bombina lichuanensis
Lichuan Bell Toad
family: Bombinatoridae

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 known only from Beiyang, Lichuan in Hubei Province and Mabian County in Sichuan Province, China, at around 1,830m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between the two known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits marshes in forested, mountainous areas. It breeds in pools where the larvae also develop.

Population

It is very rare.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is forest loss due to small-scale agriculture and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

The population of this species in Hubei Province is probably within Lichuanxiaoheshuisha Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Citation

Fei Liang, Zhao Wenge 2004. Bombina lichuanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54446A11146727. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54446A11146727.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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