Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Bufo bankorensis
Species Authority: Barbour, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: This species has previously been considered to be a synonym of Bufo gargarizans Cantor, 1842.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Taiwan, Province of China, and occurs up to 2,700m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: This is a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits broadleaf forest, cultivated fields, mixed forests and orchards. It breeds in streams and pools where the larvae also develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are threats to this species. It is also collected for food and traditional medicine.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in many protected areas on the island.

Citation: Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao. 2004. Bufo bankorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54582A11154827. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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