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Appenctix A Status of "En~angerecI" Amphiblans The information presented has been assembled from the Red Data Book: Volume 3, Amphibia and Reptilia (1968 and 1970 data sheets) compiled by Rene E. Honegger and published by the Survival Service Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Re- sources, and the Endangered Species List (Department of the Interior). Species - Megalobatrachus japonicus japonicus (Japanese giant salamander) Megalobatrachus japonicus davidianus (Chinese giant salamander) Ambystoma dumerili dumerili (Lake Patzcuaro salamander-Achoque) Ambystoma lermaensis (Lake Lerma salamander) Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum (Santa Cruz long-toed salamander) Ambystoma tigrinum californiense (California tiger salamander) Chiglossa lusitanica (goldstriped salamander) Plethodon larselli (Larch Mountain salamander) Typhlomolge rathbuni (Texas blind salamander) Hydromantes shastae (shasta salamander) Hydromantes brunus (Limestone salamander) Leiopelma arch eyi (Archey's frog, Coromandel Leiopelma) Source Japan China Mexico Mexico Califomia California Spain and Portugal Oregon Texas Status Categorya 2(b) 4(b) 2(b)R 2(a)R 1~) 3(b) 4(a) 4(a)R 1 (a)RM California 2(a)R California 4(a)R New Zealand 2(a)PR 131

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132 Leiopelma hamiltoni (Hamilton's frog, Stephens Island Leiopelma) Leiopelma hochstetteri (Hochstetter's frog, North Island Leiopelma) Xenopus gilli (Cape Platana) Discoglossus nigriventer (Israel painted frog or Israel discoglossus) Bulo boreas nelsoni (Amargosa toad) Bulo boreas exsul (black toad, Inyo County toad) Bulo houstonensis (Houston toad) Bulo retiformis (Sonoran green toad) Hyla andersoni (Pine Barrens tree frog) Pseudacris streckeri illinoensis (Illinois chorus frog) Nesomantis thomasseti (Seychelle Islands frog) Sooglossus seychellensis (Seychelle Islands frog) Sooglossus gardinieri (Seychelle Islands frog) Rana pipiens fisher) (Vegas Valley leopard frog) Megalixalus seychellensis (Seychelle Islands tree frog) New Zealand New Zealand South Africa Israel United States California Texas United States United States United States Seychelle Is. Seychelle Is. Seychelle Is. Nevada Seychelle Is. 2(a)PR 2(a)PR 4(a)R 1 (a)P 4~) 2(b) 1 (a)(***) 4(a)T 1 (a)R 4(b) 4(a)R 4(a)R 4(a)R 1(b) 4(a)R aClassification of rare and endangered forms: Category 1 ENDANGERED In immediate danger of extinction: continued survival unlikely without the implementation of special protective measures. Category 2 RARE Not under immediate threat of extinction, but occurring in such small numbers and/or in such a restricted or specialized habitat that it could quickly disappear. Category 3 DEPLETED Although still occurring in numbers adequate for survival, the species has been heavily depleted and continues to decline at a rate that gives cause for serious concern. Category 4 INDETERMINANT Apparently in danger, but insufficient data cur- rently available on which to base a reliable assessment of status. Needs further study. Star listing * * *Species or subspecies critically endangered. Symbols (a) Full species. (b) Subspecies. E Exotic, introduced or captive populations believed more numerous than indigenous stock. M Under active management in a national park or other reserve. P Legally protested, at least in some parts of its range. R Included because of its restricted range. S Secrecy still desirable. T Subject to substantial export trade.