Bufo bankorensis

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Bufo bankorensis
Bufo bankorensis Taroko Canyon Taiwan.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. bankorensis
Binomial name
Bufo bankorensis
Barbour, 1908

The Central Formosa toad or Bankor toad (Bufo bankorensis) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to Taiwan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, ponds, and irrigated land.[1]

Bufo bankorensis is big toad, measuring up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in length.[2] While it is a very common toad in Taiwan, habitat loss is a threat to it. It is also collected for food and traditional medicine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao (2004). "Bufo bankorensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Lue, Kuang-Yang. "Bufo bankorensis". BiotaTaiwanica. Retrieved 15 December 2012.