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Conservation status
Bufo periglenes, the Golden Toad, was last recorded on May 15, 1989
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IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
Comparison of Red list classes above
and NatureServe status below
NatureServe category abbreviations

A critically endangered species is a species of plant or animal, that has an extremely high chance of dying out in the future.

Here are some examples:

Critically endangered Mammals

Critically endangered amphibians

Critically endangered insects

  • The Tree Lobster (Dryococelus australis) has a population of 24 individuals living on the small islet of Ball's Pyramid. Zoos and conversationalists are breeding them in captivity.

Critically endangered reptiles

Critically endangered birds

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