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Hynobius sonani
Sonan's Hynobiid
Subgenus: Poyarius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Taiwan

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to the central mountain range and Nau Kou in Taiwan, Province of China, above 2,750m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits undisturbed conifer forests at high elevations. Breeding takes place in streams where the larvae also develop.

Population

It is a very rare species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation, mainly due to the development of infrastructure for tourism.

Conservation Actions

This is a protected species in Taiwan, Province of China, and it is present in Taroko National Park.

Citation

Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Hynobius sonani. In: IUCN 2014

 

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