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The Biological Characteristics and Protection Measures of Paramesotriton zhijinensis
Author of the article:ZHAO Hai-tao1,2, HU Si-yu1, WANG Yan-bin1, CHEN Yong-xiang1*
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Science and Geography, Bijie University, Bijie, Guizhou Province 551700, China; 2. Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fish Reproduction and Development, Southwest University, Ministry of Education, Chongqing 400715, China)
Key Words: Paramesotriton zhijinensis; rare animal; biological characteristics; germplasm resources

 Paramesotriton zhijinensis is the unique Chinese rare amphibian which was found in Zhijin county, Guizhou province in 2008. It is one of the world's rarest amphibians which have not yet discovered in one of other parts of the world and it is one of the endangered animals which has the least concern and research. Because of many factors such as the gradually losing of the habitat, the deterioration of the environment as well as human severe interference, population of Paramesotriton zhijinensis sharply reduced. According to its present population and dying speed, it may soon become extinct. In this article, the author briefly analyzes Paramesotriton zhijinensis’s distribution area, habitats, bodily form feature, living habit, feeding habits and population resources status in hope of providing important theory basis for its resources protection of this species.

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