Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Zagros Mountains of western Iran. It is known from relatively few localities, mostly the western foothills of Kuzestan, Lorestan and Fars Provinces. The distribution map for this species is largely based on Stöck et al. (2001). It has an altitudinal distribution of 750-1,200m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There is little is known about the habitat requirements of this species, though it presumably has similar habitat requirements to Pseudepidalea surdus; like many members of the genus Pseudepidalea it presumably breeds in still or slow moving waters.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mozafar Sharifi, Göran Nilson

Reviewer/s
Neil Cox and Helen Temple

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. If climate change is found to be a major threat to this species then the conservation status of this species should be reevaluated.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
This species appears to be quite rare.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threats to this species are prolonged drought and some localized habitat destruction (often through agricultural expansion) in parts of its range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known with certainty if the species is present in any protected areas. The exact distribution and natural history of this species is not well known and needs further research. Further research is needed into the possible impact of climate change on this species, especially concerning the desiccation of breeding habitats.
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Wikipedia

Bufo luristanicus

Bufo luristanicus is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to Iran. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, urban areas, and . It is threatened by habitat loss.

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