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.
It is presumably common in suitable habitat.
This species is threatened by overgrazing of grasslands by livestock and by climate change.
It is presumed to occur in some protected areas, although this requires confirmation.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
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.
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