|Scientific Name:||Pseudepidalea pseudoraddei|
|Species Authority:||(Mertens, 1971)|
Bufo pseudoraddei Mertens, 1971
|Taxonomic Notes:||According to Stöck et al. (2001) this is a triploid member of the Pseudepidalea viridis subgroup.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Muhammad Sharif Khan|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the Himalayan moist-temperate forest in the northern North Western Frontier Province and northeastern Baltistan region of Pakistan. It might be present in Afghanistan, although this requires confirmation. The distribution map is largely based on Stöck et al. (2001). It has an altitudinal range of approximately 1,500-3,000m asl.|
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|Population:||It is common in suitable habitat.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is primarily a terrestrial species of Himalayan moist-temperate forest. Adults are often found under leaf-litter, rocks and other ground cover, usually close to sources of water. It breeds in rainwater pools, with the tadpoles developing in these pools. It is quite adaptable to habitat change.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat to this species is habitat pollution through the use of agrochemicals.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded in the Chitral Gol and Khunjerab protected areas of Pakistan.|
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Khan, M.S. 1994. A revised checklist and key to the amphibians of Pakistan. Hamadryad: 11-14.
Khan, M.S. 1996. Status of amphibian fauna of Pakistan. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians and Reptiles and their habitat in South Asia, Sri Lanka, August 1-5, 1996.
Khan, M.S. 2002. A checklist and key to the Amphibia of Pakistan. Bulletin Chicago Herpetological Society: 158-163.
Khan, M.S. 2002. Riparian tadpoles of Punjab, Pakistan: Bufo stomaticus Lutkin, 1862. Bulletin Chicago Herpetological Society: 216-219.
Khan, M.S. 2003. Morphology of riparian tadpoles: Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Schneider, 1799). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society: 95-98.
Khan, M.S. 2003. Morphology of the tadpole of Microhyla ornata, with notes on its feeding, ecology and breeding habits. Bulletin Chicago Herpetological Society: 40-51.
Khan, M.S. and Tasnim, R. 1987. A field guide to the identification of herps of Pakistan. Part I: Amphibia. Monograph No. 14, pp. 1-27. Biological Society of Pakistan, Lahore.
Mertens, R. 1971. Die Amphibien und Reptilien West-Pakistans. 2. Nachtrag. Senckenbergiana Biologica: 7-15.
Stöck, M., Günther, R. and Böhme, W. 2001. Progress towards a taxonomic revision of the Asian Bufo viridis group: Current status of nominal taxa and unsolved problems (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden: 253-319.
Stöck, M., Schmid, M., Steinlein, C. and Grosse, W.-R. 1999. Mosaicism in somatic triploid specimens of the Bufo viridis complex in the Karakoram with examination of calls, morphology and taxonomic conclusions. Italian Journal of Zoology: 215-232.
|Citation:||Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Muhammad Sharif Khan 2004. Pseudepidalea pseudoraddei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.|