This species is currently known only from its type locality, Shuiyang, in Guizhou Province, China, at 1,350-1,500m asl (Xu et al, 2007). It is not known whether or not it occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
When not breeding, the adults live on land in montane forest (Xu et al, 2007). They breed in water, and the larvae develop in small streams surrounded by the forest, and sometimes can be found in pools near springs (Xu et al, 2007).
It is a rare species where it is found (Xu et al., 2007).
The habitat of this species is being degraded by human activities, including clear-cutting, logging and expanding agriculture.
It occurs in the Puchangkuankuoshui Nature Reserve. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Xie Feng 2008. Pseudohynobius kuankuoshuiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135870A4214000. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135870A4214000.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019