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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Taiwan Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Taiwan (Republic of China) in East Asia lists 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Rhododendron kanehirai flower), 22 critically endangered species, and 87 endangered species. Some of Taiwan's twenty-two critically endangered species include the Baer's Pochard duck, Chinese Crested Tern bird, Chinese Pangolin, Chinese Pufferfish, Green Crab, Oncorhynchus formosanus fish, Orchid Island Crab, Pinanga tashiroi palm tree, and Segawa's Cypripedium orchid flower, Small Persimmon tree, Spoonbill Sandpiper bird. Some endangered species: Anderson's Crocodile Newt, Chinese Merganser duck, Crested Ibis bird, Formosa's Lady Slipper flower, Formosan Cypress tree, Japanese Night Heron, Japanese Stork, Manchurian Crane, Sandfish, Taiwan Angelshark, Taiwan Incense Cedar tree, Taiwan Waist Crab, Threadfin Porgy fin, and Yellow-Margined Box Turtle.

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