Bufo ailaoanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bufo ailaoanus
Species Authority: Kou, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Ailao Toad
Taxonomic Notes: This species perhaps belongs in the genus Torrentophryne (Yang Datong pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Shuangbai County in Yunnan Province, China, from 2,550-2,600m asl. It might occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: Only one specimen has ever been collected, and this species is considered to be very rare and hard to find.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits bamboo forests and presumably breeds in the streams in bamboo forests and broadleaf forests.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its known range is within Ailaoshan National Nature Reserve.

Citation: Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Bufo ailaoanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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