Pseudohynobius shuichengensis

Subgenus: Pseudohynobius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Species Description: Tian Y, Gu X, Sun A, Li, S 1998 A new species of Pseudohynobius guizhouensys (Caudata: Hynobiidae) - Pseudohynobius shuichengensis sp. nov.

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 so far known only from its type locality, Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China, at 1,910-1970m asl (Tian et al., 2006). The limits of its distribution are not yet clear, but it is not likely to be very widely distributed.

Habitat and Ecology

The species lives in a karstic region. The adults live on the forest floor near streams in the non-breeding season. Breeding takes places in pools, ponds or near the springs from early May until the end of June, and the larvae develop in these habitats.


It is a rare species where it is found (Tian et al., 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is threatened by habitat degradation as a result of clear-cutting, expanding agriculture, and pollution as a result of the use of pesticides and herbicides.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. This species is very poorly known, and so research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This species was first described by Tian, Gu, Sun and Li (1998), who are the valid authors of this species. It was redescribed by Tian, Li and Gu (2006).


Xie Feng 2008. Pseudohynobius shuichengensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136191A4257650. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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