|Qinghai Lake toad,
Bufo tuberculatus, commonly known as the Qinghai Lake toad or round-warted toad, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to southwestern China: western Sichuan, very northern Yunnan, Qinghai (including Qinghai Lake), and the eastern tip of Tibet. It has been treated as a synonym of Bufo tibetanus but is now considered a valid species.
Its natural habitats are pools, marshes and the surrounding habitats in valleys; breeding takes place in pools and ponds. It also occurs in agricultural areas. It is quite common in parts of its range but habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture are threats to it.
References and footnotes
- Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan (2004). "Bufo tuberculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- Also transliterated as "Zarevsky"
- Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Bufo tuberculatus Zarevskij, 1926". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
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