Journal of Ecology and Rural Environment ›› 2022, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 201-208.doi: 10.19741/j.issn.1673-4831.2021.0289

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Species Composition and Population Dynamics of Amphibian Species Diversity in Leigongshan, Guizhou

LIU Jing1, WEI Gang2, HE Yu-xiao3, LI Shi-ze1, XU Ning2, XU Hai-gen3   

  1. 1. Department of Resource and Environment, Moutai Insititute, Renhuai 564500, China;
    2. Guizhou Provincial Key and Special Laboratory for Biodiversity, Guiyang University, Guiyang 550002, China;
    3. Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2021-05-08 Online:2022-02-25 Published:2022-02-24

Abstract: The biodiversity and population dynamics of amphibians are the basis of amphibians conservation. During the period of 2014-2018,amphibian species composition and population dynamics in Leigongshan National Reserve of Guizhou Province were investigated by using the transect sampling method. The results show that:(1) a total of 28 species and subspecies were found in the survey which belonging to 2 orders, 8 families and 16 genera, including 2 endangered species, Vibrissaphora leishanensis and Quasipaa boulengeri, 13 species recorded only in China and 4 species recorded only in Guizhou Province; (2) Megophrys leishanensis, Megophrys spinata, Odorrana huanggangensis, Hylarana guentheri, Nidirana leishanensis and Paramesotriton caudopunctatus were the dominant species in the reserve; (3) more amphibians were observed in June than in August and October; (4) the number of species and individuals of Amphibians at altitudes of 800-<1 200 m were higher than those at other altitudes; (5) the number of species and individuals observed over the five years were with varying degrees of fluctuation and all bottomed out in 2018.

Key words: Leigong Mountain, amphibians, species composition, transect sampling, population dynamics

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