IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

NE China. Jilin Province (Changbai Shan).

North Korea. Ryanggang-do: Mt. Baekdu (42˚00 N, 128˚03’ E); Jagang-do: Mt. Sungjeok (40˚34 N, 126˚12’ E); Jagang-do: Mt. Pinandeok (40˚17 N, 125˚42 E); Pyeonganbuk-do/Pyeongannam-do: Mt. Myohyang (40˚00’N, 126˚14’E); Hamkyongnam-do/Pyeongannam-do: Mt. Sasu (39˚51’N, 127˚06’E); Pyeongannam-do/Hwanghae-do: Mt. Haram (39˚07’N, 126˚44’E); Hamkyongnam-do/Gangwon-do: Mt. Chuae (38˚50’N, 127˚16’E).

South Korea.Gyeonggi-do: Mt. Hwaak (37˚.59’N, 127˚30’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Geumgang (38˚31’N, 128˚03’E); Gangwon-do: Mt. Daeu (38˚.13’N, 128˚08’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains) : Gari Peak (38˚05’N,128˚20’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Seorak (38˚06’N,128˚24’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Jeombong (38˚02’N,128˚25’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Bangtae (37˚53’N, 128˚21’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Odae (37˚47’ N128˚32’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Gyebang (37˚43’ N, 128˚27’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Hambaek (37˚09’ N, 128˚55’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Jang (37˚07’ N, 128˚51’E); Gangwon-do (Taebaek mountains): Mt. Taebaek (37˚06’ N, 128˚54’E)

The estimated AOO of the accessible locations in China and South Korea (12 in all) vary between 2 km² to ca 100 km². The biggest location in South Korea is Soeraksan (Mt. Sorak) which is thought to be ca 100 km². Most other locations in South Korea have very small AOO, e.g. 20 km² or less (H. Lee pers. comm. 2011). Although there is no specific information on the AOO of the North Korean locations it is expected that these will have a relatively small AOO and be within degraded habitats. The overall AOO of the species is certainly less than 2,000 km².


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