Bufotes baturae (Stöck, Schmid, Steinlein, and Grosse, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufotes > Species: Bufotes baturae

Bufo pseudoraddei baturae Stöck, Schmid, Steinlein, and Grosse, 1999, Ital. J. Zool., 66: 221. Holotype: ZSM 103/1998, by original designation. Type locality: "a plain above the right bank of the Hunza river near the mouth of the Shimsal river, north of the village of Pasu, 2700 m a.s.l., Karakoram, Pakistan". Considered a triploid taxon by Stöck, Frynta, Grosse, Steinlein, and Schmid, 2001, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 9: 81.

Bufo (Bufotes) pseudoraddei baturae — Dubois and Bour, 2010, Zootaxa, 2447: 25. 

Bufotes pseudoraddei baturae — Frost, 2013, Amph. Spec. World, Vers. 5.6. Required change because of non-monophyly of Bufo.

Bufo baturuaeBetto-Colliard, Sermier, Perrin, and Stöck, 2015, Heredity, 114: 301. 

English Names

Batura Toad (Bufo pseudoraddei baturaeStöck, Schmid, Steinlein, and Grosse, 1999, Ital. J. Zool., 66: 221).

Batura Glacier Toad (Bufo pseudoraddei baturaeKhan, 2002, Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc., 37: 159).

Distribution

Extreme norther Pakistan through northeastern Afghanistan to southeasterTajikistan. 

Comment

Considered a distinct species of hybrid origin by Betto-Colliard, Sermier, Perrin, and Stöck, 2015, Heredity, 114: 301.  Stöck, Lamatsch, Steinlein, Epplen, Grosse, Hock, Klapperstück, Lampert, Scheer, Schmid, and Schartl, 2002, Nature Genetics, 30: 325-328, provided cytogenetic details for Bufo pseudoraddei baturae. See comment under Bufotes pseudoraddei for additional relevant literature. See discussion and map by Ficetola and Stöck, 2016, J. Biogeograph., 43: 703–715. 

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