Endemic Animals of Yunnan








Tylototriton shanjing
Tylototriton shanjing
Tylototriton shanjing, the emperor newt, Mandarin newt or Mandarin salamander, is a highly toxic newt native to China.
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Tylototriton shanjing
Red-tailed knobby newt
Red-tailed knobby newt
The red-tailed knobby newt or Kweichow newt is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found in western Guizhou and north-eastern Yunnan, China. It is most closely related to emperor newt and Himalayan newt .
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Red-tailed knobby newt
Bufo aspinius
Bufo aspinius
Bufo aspinius is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae, described in 1996. It is endemic to China specifically Yangbi Yi Autonomous County, west of Yunling Mountains in Yunnan Province and occurs at 1800 to 2200 meters elevation. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, swamps, and arable land. This species is threatened by habitat loss for smallholder farming and it only occurs in one known protected ...
area Tongbiguan Nature Reserve.
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Bufo aspinius
Ailao toad
Ailao toad
The Ailao toad is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It was discovered in the Ailaoshan National Nature Reserve in Ailao Mountains, Yunnan. The toad was first described in 1984 and has not been seen since, as it is hard to find and thought to be rare. It is a small toad, about 40 mm in length.
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Ailao toad
Amolops loloensis
Amolops loloensis
Amolops loloensis is a species of frog in the family Ranidae that is found in southern and western Sichuan and one locality in north-central Yunnan, China. Its natural habitats are small mountain streams in forests and grasslands. It is threatened by infrastructure development for human settlement, potentially also by water pollution from the mining industry. T
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Amolops loloensis
Chenggong fire belly newt
Chenggong fire belly newt
The Chenggong fire belly newt is a species of newt of China. It is only known from its type locality, Shuitan in the Chenggong District of Yunnan.
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Chenggong fire belly newt
Scutiger gongshanensis
Scutiger gongshanensis
Scutiger gongshanensis is a species of toad found in Gongshan County and Biluoxueshan 碧罗雪山 of Deqen County in Yunnan, China. Part of its range is within the Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve.
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Scutiger gongshanensis
Nanorana ventripunctata
Nanorana ventripunctata
Nanorana ventripunctata is a species of frog in the family Dicroglossidae. It is endemic to northwestern Yunnan, China. It inhabits lakes, pools and ponds in alpine areas, occurring near streams and rivers in open, high-elevation habitats. It breeds in still-water pools and ponds.
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Nanorana ventripunctata
Kaloula verrucosa
Kaloula verrucosa
Kaloula verrucosa, the verrucous digging frog or Chinese narrowmouth toad, is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is only known from the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau of southwestern China in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou provinces, but it is expected to occur in adjacent Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. It is a very common species that lives in cultivated fields and in villages. Breeding takes place in temporary pools, ponds, and ditches.
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Kaloula verrucosa
Scutiger glandulatus
Scutiger glandulatus
Scutiger glandulatus is a species of frog in the family Megophryidae. It is endemic to China. It is recorded in western Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan, including in Gonggashan National Nature Reserve and Daochengyading National Nature Reserve.
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Scutiger glandulatus
Yunnan box turtle
Yunnan box turtle
The Yunnan box turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae . It is believed to be endemic to Yunnan, China and was suspected to be extinct since the early 20th century; the last verified specimen was collected in 1940.
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Yunnan box turtle
Protobothrops xiangchengensis
Protobothrops xiangchengensis
Protobothrops xiangchengensis, commonly known as the Szechwan pit viper, Kham Plateau pitviper, or Sichuan lancehead, is a venomous pit viper species endemic to the Hengduan Mountains in south-central China. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Protobothrops xiangchengensis
Trimeresurus yunnanensis
Trimeresurus yunnanensis
Trimeresurus yunnanensis, commonly known as the Yunnan bamboo pitviper, is a venomous pitviper species endemic to China.
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Trimeresurus yunnanensis
Gloydius monticola
Gloydius monticola
Common names: Likiang pit viper, Likiang pitviper. Gloydius monticola is a venomous pitviper species endemic to southern China. A small and darkly colored snake with no visible color pattern, it is found high in the mountains of northern Yunnan province. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Gloydius monticola
Calamaria yunnanensis
Calamaria yunnanensis
Calamaria yunnanensis is a species of snake of the family Colubridae. It is commonly known as the Yunnan reed snake.
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Calamaria yunnanensis
Atretium yunnanensis
Atretium yunnanensis
Atretium yunnanensis is a species of snake in the family Colubridae . It is found in the Lianghe County and Longchuan County of Yunnan China, typically in areas between 2,000 and 4,500 feet above sea level.
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Atretium yunnanensis
Takydromus intermedius
Takydromus intermedius
Takydromus intermedius is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. It is endemic to China.
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Takydromus intermedius
Yunnan japalure
Yunnan japalure
The Yunnan japalure is an agamid lizard found in Yunnan in southern China and Kachin in northern Myanmar, and possibly in Thailand. The subspecies Diploderma yunnanense popei is considered synonymous with Diploderma swinhonis.
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Yunnan japalure
Eight-lined keelback
Eight-lined keelback
The eight-lined keelback is a species of snake of the family Colubridae. It is endemic to southwestern China.
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Eight-lined keelback
Yunnan lar gibbon
Yunnan lar gibbon
The Yunnan lar gibbon, also known as the Yunnan white-handed gibbon, is a subspecies of the lar gibbon, a primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. This Chinese subspecies is thought to be extinct.
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Yunnan lar gibbon
Chinese shrew mole
Chinese shrew mole
The Chinese shrew mole is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to China, Sichuan Province. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.
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Chinese shrew mole
Inquisitive shrew mole
Inquisitive shrew mole
The inquisitive shrew mole is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to the Yunnan province of China, although its range is thought to extend over the border into Burma.
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Inquisitive shrew mole
Chinese jumping mouse
Chinese jumping mouse
The Chinese jumping mouse is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Eozapus. It is endemic to China where its natural habitat is temperate forests, steppes and meadows in mountainous regions. It is tolerant of some degree of habitat destruction, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern".
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Chinese jumping mouse
Père David's rock squirrel
Père David's rock squirrel
The Père David's rock squirrel, also known as the Chinese rock squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to China, where it is found widely in rocky habitats in the eastern and central parts of the country. This largely terrestrial squirrel is overall dull olive-grey with paler underparts, a distinct pale eye-ring and a dark patch on the cheeks. It has sometimes been confused with the rather different –but in colour ve ...
ry variable– Pallas's squirrel; an introduced population in Belgium was first mistakenly identified as Père David's rock squirrel.
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Père David's rock squirrel
Greater Chinese mole
Greater Chinese mole
The greater Chinese mole is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is found in China and Vietnam.
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Greater Chinese mole
Forrest's rock squirrel
Forrest's rock squirrel
Forrest's rock squirrel is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to Sichuan and Yunnan in China, where it inhabits cliffs covered in shrubby vegetation at an altitude around 3,000 m . Relatively little is known about Forrest's rock squirrel, but its behavior is assumed to resemble that of its more widespread relative, Père David's rock squirrel. In appearance, it largely resembles Père David's rock squirrel, but Forrest's r ...
ock squirrel is more ochraceous in colour and has a faint whitish line on the side.
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Forrest's rock squirrel
Pygmy bamboo bat
Pygmy bamboo bat
The pygmy bamboo bat is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found in Southwest China and was discovered in 2007. The species is around 4 cm long and weighs between 2.6 and 3.5 grams.
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Pygmy bamboo bat
King horseshoe bat
King horseshoe bat
The king horseshoe bat is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is endemic to the east coast of China.
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King horseshoe bat
Asiatic short-tailed shrew
Asiatic short-tailed shrew
The Asiatic short-tailed shrew is one of three species of shrew in the genus Blarinella. It is in the family Soricidae and is endemic to China.
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Asiatic short-tailed shrew
Little tube-nosed bat
Little tube-nosed bat
The little tube-nosed bat is a species of bat. An adult little tube-nosed bat has a body length of 4.0-4.6 cm, a tail length of 2.8-3.6 cm, and a wing length of 3.0-3.3 cm. The species is found across South and East Asia, from the Indian subcontinent to the Korean Peninsula.
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Little tube-nosed bat
Greater stripe-backed shrew
Greater stripe-backed shrew
The greater stripe-backed shrew or stripe-backed shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to China. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Greater stripe-backed shrew also shares 97% of its DNA with humans.
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Greater stripe-backed shrew
Pygmy brown-toothed shrew
Pygmy brown-toothed shrew
The pygmy brown-toothed shrew is a species of shrew in the order Eulipotyphla. It is distributed in China. C. parva was initially thought to be the same as Chodsigoa lamula, but it was found to be a separate species.
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Pygmy brown-toothed shrew
Yulungshan vole
Yulungshan vole
The Yulungshan vole, Yulong Chinese vole, Yulongxuen Chinese vole, or Yulongxuen red-backed vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, endemic to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the Sichuan
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Yulungshan vole
Chaotung vole
Chaotung vole
The Chaotung vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Yunnan, Sichuan, and Guizhou, China.
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Chaotung vole
Ward's red-backed vole
Ward's red-backed vole
The Ward's red-backed vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, specifically the north-western area of Yunnan Province. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Eothenomys chinensis, but most zoologists consider it to be a separate species due to the noticeably shorter tail and hind feet.
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Ward's red-backed vole
Lamulate shrew
Lamulate shrew
The lamulate shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to China.
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Lamulate shrew
Yunnan red-backed vole
Yunnan red-backed vole
The Yunnan red-backed vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Southwest China, specifically Yunnan Province. It is the largest member of the genus Eothenomys, with a higher cranium, a soft, thick and long coat with tawny brown to reddish brown coloring and grey underparts.
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Yunnan red-backed vole
Large white-bellied rat
Large white-bellied rat
The large white-bellied rat, also known as the Sichuan niviventer, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in southwestern China. It occurs in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve of Sichuan, southwestern Sichuan, northwestern Yunnan, and the Ailao Mountains of Yunnan.
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Large white-bellied rat
Southwest China vole
Southwest China vole
The Southwest China vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Yunnan and Sichuan, China. It occurs in Cangshan Erhai Nature Reserve.
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Southwest China vole
Anderson's white-bellied rat
Anderson's white-bellied rat
Anderson's white-bellied rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to China and known from Yunnan, Sichuan, and Shaanxi provinces. Its range might extend to northern Guizhou. It inhabits montane forest at elevations of 2,000
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Anderson's white-bellied rat
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