Bufotes shaartusiensis (Pisanets, Mezhzherin, and Shcherbak, 1996)

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

Bufo shaartusiensis Pisanets, Mezhzherin, and Shcherbak, 1996, Dopov. Nat. Akad. Nauk Ukr., 6: 147-151. Holotype: ZIK AN 4 by original designation and Pisanets, 2001, Cat. Types Specimens Ukran. Acad. Sci., 1: 92. Type locality: Beshkentskye Peski [Beshkent sands], Shaartuz region, environs of Shaartuz city [about 37° 15′ N, 68° 07′ E], southwestern Tajikistan. Distinctiveness from Bufo viridis turanensis doubted by Stöck, Günther, and Böhme, 2001, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 51: 302.

Bufo viridis shaartusiensis — Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 174.

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

Bufotes shaartusiensis — Here (15 Oct 2017), to render a monophyletic taxonomy. 

Distribution

Known with confidence only from widely separated localities in northeastern Turkmenistan near the Uzbekistan border and northern Afghanistan near the borders of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, presumably to be found in those adjacent area.  

Comment

A diploid form according to Stöck, Frynta, Grosse, Steinlein, and Schmid, 2001, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 9: 83 (as Bufo pseudoraddei). See discussion and map by Ficetola and Stöck, 2016, J. Biogeograph., 43: 703–715. 

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