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.
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.
It is common in suitable habitat.
The main threat to this species is habitat pollution through the use of agrochemicals.
It has been recorded in the Chitral Gol and Khunjerab protected areas of Pakistan.
According to Stöck et al. (2001) this is a triploid member of the Bufotes (Bufo) viridissubgroup.
Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Muhammad Sharif Khan 2015. Bufotes pseudoraddei. In: IUCN 2014