Bufo cryptotympanicus
family: Bufonidae

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Viet Nam



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southern China in Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces, from 450-1,870m asl, and from only two specimens in northern Viet Nam. One of these was collected on Mount Fan Si Pan near Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province (Liu et. al. 2000), and the other was collected at 1,900m asl in O Quy Ho, Sa Pa District, which is very close to, but on the other side of, Mount Fan Si Pan. It is likely to occur more widely than currently recorded.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits forest, and has not been found in open areas. Its breeding habits are not known, but it presumably breeds in water by larval development.


It is uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats that it faces are relatively unknown although presumably habitat destruction and degradation are important.

Conservation Actions

All known localities of this species are within protected areas. In Viet Nam these are within Hoang Lien Son National Park. Further documentation of the species' extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements in Viet Nam is needed.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Raoul Bain, Annemarie Ohler, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Bufo cryptotympanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54622A11176315. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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