Wildlife of China

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Wildlife of China comprises more than 4,400 recorded species of vertebrates, that is around 10% of the world total. Wildlife unique to China includes the giant panda, golden-haired monkey, South China tiger, brown-eared pheasant, white-flag dolphin, Chinese alligator, red-crowned crane, and almost one hundred other species.

Fauna

Mammals

Animals native to China:

Birds

The avifauna of China includes a total of 1314 species, of which 52 are endemic, two have been introduced by humans, and 55 are rare or accidental. One species listed is extirpated in China and is not included in the species count. Eighty seven species are globally threatened.

Reptiles

China has a big variety of reptiles including the Chinese alligator, chinese crocodile and the Chinese water dragon.

Fish

Molluscs

Endangered species

Conservation efforts to protect the Dhole in China are needed.


See also

Notes and references

Bibliography

  • Smith, Andrew (2008). A guide to the mammals of China. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-09984-2. 

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