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          CN 51-1193/Q
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An Investigation on Amphibians Nearby the River Reservoir of Manwan Hyoroelectric Station on Lancang Jiang, Yunnan
Author of the article:HE Xiao-rui, WANG Zhong-ze
Author's Workplace:(Department of Biology, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091)
Key Words:Manwan hydroelectric station; amphibian; vertical distribution; protective animals
Expeditions of amphibians were made from 1981 to 1984 and 1998, nearby the river reservoir of Manwan Hydroelectric Station on Lancang Jiang, Yunnan. There are 38 species amphibians in this region, belonging to 2 orders, 8 families and 18 genera. In this region, amphibian faunal specifications of zoogeography are as below:
1.    Number of amphibian species is more abundant than Taiwan, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Shaunxi, Shanxi, Jiangsu and Liaoning provinces; about equals to Xishuang Banna (38 species) and Honghe (36 species) of Yunnan.
2.    All species belong to Oriental affinity.
3.    Species of Southwest China Region are dominant, there are 20 species, occupying 68.42% of total species; Species of South China are 8 species, occupying 21.05%.
4.    Species of Central China Region are less in number, only I species, occupying 2.6%; distribution both Central China and South China Region are 3 species, occupying 7.89%.
5.    The species of family Pelobatidae are more, 12 species, occupying 31.58% of total species.
6.    The endemic species are more. There are 8 endemic species to Manwan region, occupying 21.05% of total species.
Vertical distribution of amphibians in this region may be divided into 4 zones.
Inthis report, conservation of amphibians is also discussed.
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