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Rana kukunoris

Subgenus: Rana
family: Ranidae
 
Species Description: Xie, Xe, Fei, Jiang 2000 Acta Zootaxon. Sinica 25:228-235

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
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 occurs in Qinhai, west of Ganshu, northwest of Sichuan and northeast of Xizang, China. It occurs in some alpine areas.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in alpine meadows, marshland and grassland. It breeds in small pools close to rivers and other wetlands, and it hibernates underwater in streams and rivers. It probably can adapt to a small degree of habitat change.

Population

It is presumably common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

This species is threatened by overgrazing of grasslands by livestock and by climate change.

Conservation Actions

It is presumed to occur in some protected areas, although this requires confirmation.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Citation

Xie Feng 2004. Rana kukunoris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58635A11816787. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58635A11816787.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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