In 2021 we published the Checklist of Selected Wildlife at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Third Edition. The current checklist covers 11 animal taxon groups and lists species recorded from the Private Nature Reserve and protected areas at KFBG. This is a revision of the Checklist of Selected Fauna at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden – 2020, with species additions as well as updates of their distribution and encounter rate within KFBG. The checklist of
dragonflies is a new addition. The publication is intended to be a resource for the public and researchers. Names and taxonomy are frequently being revised for many faunal groups, and scientists have different views on the ‘correct’ names of certain species; we strive to be in line with the most authoritative classification system for each taxon group, and this new edition contains taxonomic updates and corrections based on the latest research. The sources of classification systems can be found on the relevant checklists. The Fauna Checklist will be revised and published as frequently as possible with new records and taxonomic updates.
This Checklist gives the status of all species within KFBG except dragonflies, ants and spiders; their KFBG status is an indication of the encounter rates during field observations, including camera trap records, and is not a reflection of the species’ absolute abundance.
At the time of this revision, fauna species recorded at KFBG included 34 Mammals, 209 Birds, 48 Reptiles, 19 Amphibians, 5 Fishes, 5 Crustaceans, 19 Dragonflies, 196 Butterflies, 162 Rove Beetles, 77 Ants and 36 Spiders. In future editions we will strive to include further groups particularly among the insects and will encourage local researchers and experts to assist with the inclusion of further species that are resident and protected within the Private Nature Reserve and protected areas at KFBG.