Bufotes pseudoraddei
Swat Green Toad, Swati gauk
family: Bufonidae
Taxonomic Notes: This is a triploid species of complex orgin, but likely involving hybridization of two related diploid species (see several publications by Stoeck and coauthors: Evolution 2006 Mol Phyl Evo, 2010 Evol, 2012 PRSB, 2015 Heredity, 2015 J Biog.).

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Highland, Himalayan species
National Status Northern Pakistan toad
Regional Status Restricted


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


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.

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Taxonomic Notes

According to Stöck et al. (2001) this is a triploid member of the Bufotes (Bufoviridissubgroup.


Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Muhammad Sharif Khan 2015. Bufotes pseudoraddei. In: IUCN 2014


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