Atympanophrys gigantica
family: Megophryidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 Jingdong and Yongde counties in south-western Yunnan Province, China, from 1,400-2,400m asl. It might occur a little more widely than records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits the forest floor of evergreen broadleaf forests. It breeds in the head of streams and the larvae are then washed some distance downstream.


It is a very rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (including plantations) and subsistence wood collection.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes the Great Snow Mountain National Nature Reserve (Yongde County), and the Wuliangshan National Nature Reserve (Jingdong Country).

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Yunnan, China.


Wu Guanfu, Yang Datong 2004. Megophrys giganticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57637A11667811.


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