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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2002 Vol.21 No.3

Amphibian Biodiversity and Conservation of Kunming Region
Author of the article:HE Xiao-rui, WANG Zi-jiang, WU Jin-liang
Author's Workplace:(Biology Department of Yunnan University, Kunming 650091)
Key Words:biodiversity of amphibian; animal protection; Kunming of Yunnan
Abstract:
There are 21 amphibian species in Kunming, Yunnan, belonging to 12 genera, 8 families and 2 orders. Amphibian faunal specifications of zoogeography are as below:
1.    Number of amphibian species is more abundant than that in Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Qinghai, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Ningxia and Shanxi provinces, China.
2.    Oriental element is dominant. There are 20 species, occupying 95.24%.
3.    Species of Southwest China region are dominant. There are 16 species, occupying 80.0% of oriental species. There are no species of South China Region and Central China Region. Species of Central China, South China are less in number, only 4 species.
4.    The endemic species are more. There are 2 endemic species to Kunming region, occupying 9.52% of total species. They are also endemic species to Yunnan. There are 12 endemic species to China, occupying 57.14%.
The species of type locality in Kunming region are more. There are 7 species, occupying 33.33% of total species. In this paper, conservation of amphibians is also discussed.
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