Amphibians of the Duars Area of Northern West Bengal

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  • Zoological Survey of India, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v117/i3/2017/120966

Keywords:

Anuran Amphibians, Adhesive Discs, Cornified Ridges, Duars, Foam-Nest, Pedal Tubercles, Parotoid Gland, Subarticular Tubercles, Supratympanic Fold.

Abstract

To determine the diversity and distribution of amphibians in the duars region of northern West Bengal, two surveys were undertaken in 2014 and 2015 and 86 anuran amphibian specimens were collected belonging to 21 species, 15 genera and 5 families. The Bright frog (Humerana humeralis) and Point-nosed frog (Clinotarsus alticola) were two new records to the State of West Bengal. The detailed species accounts of these amphibian species along with their registration numbers, measurements, diagnostic features, colouration, habitat and distribution have been noted and this comprises the first comprehensive scientific document of the amphibians of the duars area of northern West Bengal.

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2017-10-01

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Deuti, K., Ray, S., Bag, P., & Dey, S. K. (2017). Amphibians of the Duars Area of Northern West Bengal. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 117(3), 221–241. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v117/i3/2017/120966

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