Amphibians of China: Chinese Giant Salamander, Odorrana Exiliversabilis, Polypedates Chenfui, Polypedates Omeimontis, Odorrana Schmackeri

9781155805368: Amphibians of China: Chinese Giant Salamander, Odorrana Exiliversabilis, Polypedates Chenfui, Polypedates Omeimontis, Odorrana Schmackeri

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Amolops aniqiaoensis, Amolops granulosus, Amolops hainanensis, Amolops jinjiangensis, Amolops kangtingensis, Amolops liangshanensis, Amolops lifanensis, Amolops loloensis, Amolops mantzorum, Amolops medogensis, Amolops torrentis, Amolops tuberodepressus, Amolops wuyiensis, Babina adenopleura, Babina pleuraden, Buergeria oxycephalus, Chaparana quadranus, Chenggong fire belly newt, Chinese Fire Belly Newt, Chinese giant salamander, Chinhai Spiny Newt, Chuxiong Fire-Bellied Newt, Concave-eared Torrent Frog, Convex-tailed Horned Toad, Dayang Newt, Doichang Frog, Emei Music Frog, Fuding Fire Belly Newt, Glandirana minima, Hyla chinensis, Hynobius guabangshanensis, Ichthyophis bannanicus, Ingerana alpina, Ingerana xizangensis, Limnonectes fragilis, Nanorana pleskei, Nanorana taihangnica, Nanorana ventripunctata, Odorrana anlungensis, Odorrana exiliversabilis, Odorrana graminea, Odorrana hainanensis, Odorrana hejiangensis, Odorrana junlianensis, Odorrana kuangwuensis, Odorrana leporipes, Odorrana lungshengensis, Odorrana margaretae, Odorrana nasuta, Odorrana schmackeri, Odorrana sinica, Odorrana versabilis, Odorrana wuchuanensis, Paa jiulongensis, Paa liui, Paa maculosa, Paa robertingeri, Paa shini, Pelophylax fukienensis, Pelophylax hubeiensis, Pelophylax tenggerensis, Philautus albopunctatus, Philautus hainanus, Philautus ocellatus, Polypedates chenfui, Polypedates hungfuensis, Polypedates omeimontis, Polypedates puerensis, Polypedates yaoshanensis, Polypedates zhaojuensis, Quasipaa yei, Rana chevronta, Rana kukunoris, Rana kunyuensis, Rana omeimontis, Rana sangzhiensis, Rana spinulosa, Rana tientaiensis, Rana weiningensis, Rana zhengi, Rhacophorus hainanus, Siberian Tree Frog, Theloderma kwangsiense, Yunnan lake newt. Excerpt: Megalobatrachus davidianus (Reviewed by Liu, 1950) The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely - if ever - reaches that size today. Endemic to rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, it is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and over-collecting, as it is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine. Records from Taiwan may be the results of introductions. It has been listed as one of the top-10 "focal species" in 2008 by the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project. Portrait of a ca. 30 years old animalIt has a large head, small eyes and dark and wrinkly skin. It is one of only two extant species in the genus Andrias, the other being the slightly smaller, but otherwise very similar Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus). The Chinese giant salamander feeds on insects, frogs, and fish. It has very poor eyesight, and therefore depends on special sensory nodes that run in a line on the creature's body, from head to tail. They are capable of sensing the slightest vibrations around them with the help of these nodes. The female lays 500 eggs in an underwater breeding cavity, which is guarded by the male until the eggs hatch after 5060 days. The average adult salamander is 2530 kg (55-66 lb) and 1.15 m (3.8 ft). A medium-sized specimen, appoximately 3 ft (0.91 m) long, was kept for several years at the Steinhardt Aquarium in San Francisco, California, and now is on display again in the "Water Planet" section of the new California Academy of Sciences building. Per early 2008, ISIS records only show five individuals held in US zoos (Zoo Atlanta, Cincinnati Zoo, and Saint Louis Zoological Park), and an additional four in European zoos (Zoo Dresden and Rotterdam Zoo). It is likely additional individuals are kept in non-ISIS zoos and animals parks in its native China. There are several of them in the a

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