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.
It is very rare.
The major threat to this species is forest loss due to small-scale agriculture and human settlement.
The population of this species in Hubei Province is probably within Lichuanxiaoheshuisha Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
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.
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