This toad has wide range in north and northwestern pakistan. it has been recornized in several subspecies which are said to be having triploid chromosomes. Bufo pseudoraddei pseudoraddei is recognized from Bufo viridis by its dorsal body color and pattern. Color: The dorsum is dark green with a light vertebral stripe and lighter spots on flanks. Limbs are with large dark blotches. Dorsal tubercles are not so prominent, rather they are flat.
Recently Stock et al. (1999) gave independent specific rank Bufo pseudoraddei to this toad, since it differs from Bufo viridis and Bufo latastii in its shorter parotids, color pattern, and open habiat ecology within the zone of Himalayan coniferous forests and moist temperate forests.A new taxon Bufo pseudoraddei baturae has recently been described from northeastern Pakistan. It inhabits marginal vegetation along torrents in the glacier-ridden part of Pakistan. In this subspecies parotid glands are inconspicuous; interorbital space is smaller or nearly equal the internarial space; subarticular tubercles single under toes; often double on first, second and in some third finger.
Color: Dorsum grayishgreen or grayishbrown, with irregular dark green spottings, mostly smaller or about the size of the eye. Spots partially connected to form a marbled pattern with indentated margins. In male brownish or grayish irregular spots at extremities.
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Khan recognizes two subspecies for Bufo pseudoraddei, they are: Bufo pseudoraddei pseudoraddei and Bufo pseudoraddei baturae . In this species account, the descriptions are shown seperately (added by V. Vredenburg).
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