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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Sylviidae.
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Among the vertebrates are some 49 species which are endemic to China and three which are endemic to this locality: the bird called David's parrotbill Paradoxornis davidianus, and two amphibians Vibrissaphora liui, Pseudoxenodon karlschmidti.
Brown-winged parrotbills (Paradoxornis brunneus) have a large elevation range and occur here in a variety of habitats, extending west as far as northeast Myanmar.
Birds characteristic of this ecoregion include at least two restricted-range species, brown-winged parrotbill (Paradoxornis brunneus) and Yunnan nuthatch (Sitta yunnanensis).
Other species that occur within the Yellow Sea saline meadows include Chinese parrotbill (Paradoxornis heudei).
A number of internationally threatened species are found including lesser (red) panda Ailurus fulgens (V), Asiatic black bear Selenarctos thibetanus (V), mainland serow Capricornis sumatrensis (I), Asiatic golden cat Felis temmincki (I), Tibetan macaque Macaca thibetana (K), Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus (I) and Grey-hooded parrotbill Paradoxornis zappeyi (R).