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Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis nom.nov., a replacement name for the giant wrinkled frog from the Western Ghats

Dinesh, KP and Radhakrishnan, C and Reddy, Manjunatha AH and Gururaja, KV (2007) Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis nom.nov., a replacement name for the giant wrinkled frog from the Western Ghats. In: Current Science, 93 (2). pp. 246-250.

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Abstract

Amphibian research in the Western Ghats looks promising, as 21 new species have been described since 2000. Moreover, it has also provided better insights into the aspects of biogeography, Gondwana relicts and endemism. On the other hand, lack of proper systematics is leading to ambiguities and chaos in amphibian taxonomy. We are presenting a case of a recently described species, Nyctibatrachus hussaini, as an invalid name due to lack of typification and deposition of type specimen in any museum. Here we propose a replacement name for the species – Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis nom. nov., – as well as holotype designation and vouchering the same in a museum.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Amphibians;nomenclature;Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis;Nyctibatrachus hussaini;the Western Ghats.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/11891

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