Ailao toad

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Ailao toad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. ailaoanus
Binomial name
Bufo ailaoanus
Kou, 1984

The Ailao toad (Bufo ailaoanus) is a species of toads in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It was discovered in the Ailaoshan National Nature Reserve in Ailao Mountains, Yunnan. The toad was first described in 1984 and has not been seen since, as it is hard to find and thought to be rare.[1] It is a small toad, about 40 mm (1.6 in) in length.[2]


  1. ^ a b Yang Datong; Lu Shunqing (2004). "Bufo ailaoanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 126. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.