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Amphibians of Pakistan Checklist

This Amphibians of Pakistan Checklist was made possible by the generous help of Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khan. Dr. Khan was very helpful in editing this checklist and added additional species that have recently been discovered by him and others in Pakistan. I am really grateful to Dr. Khan for his immense help in putting together this checklist. As of today, this is the most complete and upto date checklist on the Amphibians found in Pakistan. However this checklist should not be considered complete as additional species will be discovered by other people as new areas are explored.


Amphibians in Pakistan belong to four families: Bufonidae, Microhylidae, Megophryidae and Ranidae. This checklist encompasses all 22 species of amphibians know from Pakistan. 







Bufo Laurenti, 1768

1. Himalayan toad

Bufo himalayanus (Günther, 1864)

Hamalayai ghauk

2. Baltistan toad

Bufo latastii (Boulenger, 1882)

Baltistan ghauk

3. Hazara toad

Bufo melanostictus hazarensis (Khan, 2000)

Hazara ghauk

4. Olive toad

Bufo olivaceus (Blanford, 1874)

Zatooni ghauk

5. Kaghan toad

Bufo pseudoraddei pseudoraddei (Mertens, 1971)

Kaghani ghauk

6. Batura glacier toad

Bufo pseudoraddei baturae (Stock, Schmid, Steinlein, and Grosse, 1999)

Batura ghauk

7. Indus toad

Bufo stomaticus (Lütkin, 1862)

Maidani ghauk

8. Iranian toad

Bufo surdus (Boulenger, 1891)

Irani ghauk

9. Baluchistan toad

Bufo viridis zugmayeri (Eiselt and Schmidtler, 1973)

Baluch ghauk

(Narrow-Mouthed Frogs)

Microhyla Tschudi, 1828

10. Ornate Narrow-Mouthed frog or Ant frog

Microhyla ornata (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

Bauna maindak
Uperodon Dúmeril and Bibron, 1841

11. Marbled balloon frog

Uperodon systoma (Schneider, 1799)

Marmareen maindak
Asian Toads, Litter Frogs)
12. Tibetine frog or Asian lazy toad Scutiger nyingchiensis Tibetan maindak

( Broad-Mouthed Frogs)

Euphlyctis Fitzinger, 1843

13. Common skittering frog

Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis cyanophlyctis (Schneider, 1799)

Tapakta maindak
14. Spiny skittering frog Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis microspinulata (Khan, 1997) Khardar tapakta maindak

15. Seistan skittering frog

Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis seistanica (Nikolsky, 1900)

Sestan tapakta maindak
Hoplobatrachus Peters, 1863

16. Indus Valley Bullfrog or Tiger frog

Holobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)

Basanti maindak
Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915

17. Alpine cricket frog or Northern cricket frog

Fejervarya limnocharis (Boie, 1834)

Paharri tidda mainak

18. Indus Delta cricket frog or Southern cricket frog

Fejervarya syhadrensis ( Annandale , 1919)

Dakhni tidda maindak
Paa Dubois, 1975

19. Hazara torrent frog

Paa hazarensis (Dubois and Khan, 1979)

Hazara nadi maindak

20. Karez frog

Paa sternosignata ( Murray, 1885)

Karez maindak

21. Murree Hills frog

Paa vicina (Stoliczka, 1872)

Maree maindak
Sphaerotheca Duméril and Bibron, 1841

22. Burrowing frog or 
      Malir Burrowing Frog

Sphaerotheca breviceps (Schneider, 1799)





  • Muhammad Sharif Khan (Herpetological Labs Rabwah, Pakistan)

  • Nausherwan Ahmed

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Updated April 14th, 2005