This species is only known from Muli, in south-western Sichuan Province, China, from 3,050-3,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits low-gradient streams and riparian habitats (mainly shrublands), and breeds in streams.
There is no information on its current population status.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to overgrazing from livestock and increasing human settlement.
The range of this species is not within any protected area, and the montane habitat of this species is in need of protection. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.
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 locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Zhao and Adler (1993) regarded this species to be synonymous with Scutiger ruginosus (= S. mammatus) without discussion.
Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan 2004. Scutiger muliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57616A11663882. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57616A11663882.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018