Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is restricted to the northwestern Himalayas of India and Pakistan. The eastern boundary of the range and the southwestern extension still need to be clarified (Stöck et al., 2001). The map for this species is based largely on the distribution presented in Stöck et al., 2001. It has been recorded at elevations of between 2,600 and 3,000m asl (Pakistan).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with areas of riparian vegetation in alpine forests. Breeding and larval development takes place in ponds and similar stagnant waters. During the day adults are usually hidden under rocks and other ground cover. It may also be found in slightly modified areas.

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
2004

Assessor/s
Matthias Stöck, Muhammad Sharif Khan, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

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Justification
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.
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Population

Population
This is a locally common species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threats are the use of pesticides in fields, the pollution of streams with these agrochemicals, and the over-extraction of water from streams for agriculture and domestic use.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from the Khunjerab and Central Karakorum protected areas of Pakistan.
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Wikipedia

Pseudepidalea latastii

Pseudepidalea latastii (formerly Bufo latastii; also known as the Ladakh toad) is a species of toad found in the north-western Himalayas of India and Pakistan, where it lives between 2,600 and 3,000 metres (8,500 and 9,800 ft).[1]

Description[edit]

Crown without bony ridges; snout short, blunt; interorbital space narrower than the upper eyelid; tympanum very distinct, half the diameter of the eye. First finger not extending beyond second; toes two-thirds webbed, with double subartieular tubercles; two moderate metatarsal tubercles; a tarsal fold. The tarsometatarsal articulation reaches the tympanum or the hinder border of the eye. Upper parts with irregular, depressed, distinctly porous warts; parotoids moderate, kidney-shaped; a parotoid-like gland on the calf. Olive above, spotted or marbled with blackish; a light vertebral band; beneath more or less spotted or marbled with blackish.[2]

Snout–vent length 50–62 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthias Stöck, Muhammad Sharif Khan, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson & Sergius Kuzmin (2004). "Pseudepidalea latastii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.
  3. ^ M. S. Khan (2002). "Pseudepidalea latastii". AmphibiaWeb. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 


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Bufo latastii

The Baltistan toad, Bufo latastii, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is found in India and Pakistan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, arable land, and ponds. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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