This species is known from north-east and western Myanmar, extreme northern Viet Nam and Gaoligongshan in Yunnan (Tengchong, Baoshan and Lushui Counties), China, from 1,900-2,500m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forested mountain areas, and probably also occurs in the surrounding farmland. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.
This species is rare and is seldom found.
Forest loss due to agricultural expansion is an ongoing threat.
The range of the species includes some protected areas: in China it is known from Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, and both of the populations in Myanmar are within protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened since the species depends on streams in montane forest, and so its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Bufo burmanus was synonymized with B. pageoti by Dubois and Ohler (1999). The genus Torrentophryne (Yang, Liu and Rao 1996) was synonymized with Bufo by Liu et al. (2000).
Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan, Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Bufo pageoti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54722A11193472. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54722A11193472.en