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Threatened species

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Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants and fungi) which are vulnerable to extinction in the near future. Species that are threatened are sometimes characterised by the population dynamics measure of critical depensation, a mathematical measure of biomass related to population growth rate. This quantitative metric is one method of evaluating the degree of endangerment without direct reference to human activity.[1]

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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)
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