Allopaa hazarensis (Dubois and Khan, 1979)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Allopaa > Species: Allopaa hazarensis

Rana (Paa) hazarensis Dubois and Khan, 1979, J. Herpetol., 13: 403. Holotype: MNHNP 1978.3056, by original designation. Type locality: "near Datta, northern Pakistan (Manshera District, Hazera Division, 34° 15′ N 73° 15′ E, elevation about 1200 m)".

Paa (Paa) hazarensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 320.

Nanorana hazarensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

Allopaa hazarensisOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 780.

English Names

Kashmir Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Hazara Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 11).

Hazara Torrent Frog (Khan, 2004, Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc., 39: 46).


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern Punjab Province, Pakistan, and to adjacent Kashmir, India.


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 151, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. Khan, 2006, Amph. Rept. Pakistan: 63–64, provided an account for Pakistan. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted several larval descriptions of varying levels of completeness in the literature. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 11, recorded the species to occur in Kashmir, India, but did not provide specific localities. Hofmann, Masroor, and Jablonski, 2021, ZooKeys, 1049: 67–77, described morphology, imaged, and provided molecular markers for larvae of the species. Akram, Rais, López-Hervas, Tarvin, Saeed, Bolnick, and Cannatella, 2021, Ecol. Evol., 11: 14175–14216, provided genetically-confirmed records from Rawalpindi District, Punjab Province, Pakistan, as well as recovering Allopaa hazarensis as the sister taxon of Nanorana taihangnica, rendering Nanorana non-monophyletic. Rais, Ahmed, Sajjad, Akram, Saeed, Hamid, and Abid, 2021, ZooKeys, 1062: 157–175, included this species in an identification key to the amphibian species of Pakistan as well as providing a photograph.

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