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An annotated checklist of amphibian of India with some insights into the patterns of species discoveries, distribution and endemism

Dinesh, KP and Radhakrishnan, C and Gururaja, KV and Bhatta, GK (2009) An annotated checklist of amphibian of India with some insights into the patterns of species discoveries, distribution and endemism. Records of Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper, 302 . Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

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Abstract

An annotated checklist of 284 species of amphibians of India accommodated under 50 genera and 14 families is provided. Synonyms, English names, type localities, deposition of type specimens, type specimen availability and distributional records in India and outside India are provided for all the species. Among the 284 species of amphibians from India, 132 are endemic to Western Ghats; 29 to Northeastern India; and 5 to Andaman Nicobar islands. Species discovery patterns from the various biogeographic zones in India are discussed in detail. Cumulative discovery pattern with special reference to the genera Fejervarya (17 species), Nyctibatrachus (16 species), Indirana (10 species), Micrixalus (11 species), Philautus (46 species) and Gegeneophis (10 species) are also discussed.

Item Type: Book
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 10:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2009 10:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24939

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