A New Species of Fejervarya bolkay, 1915 from the Lateritic Plateaus of the Goa Parts of the Western Ghats


  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Western Regional Centre (WRC), Pune – 411044, Maharashtra
  • Mhadei Research Centre, C/o Hiru Naik Building, Dhuler Mapusa – 403507, Goa
  • Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012, Karnataka
  • Mount Carmel College, Autonomous; No. 58, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru – 560052, Karnataka




Fejervarya, Goa, Goemchi, Lateritic, New Species, Plateau, Taxonomy, Western Ghats.


Based on a combination of field explorations, morphological characters and molecular studies, a large sized Fejervarya species new to science is described using an integrated taxonomic approach. Here, the new species is diagnosed on the basis of distinctness in morphology, genetic distance and geography. The new species is assignable to the Fejervarya nilagirica morphological group. In addition, taxonomic problems among the congeners of Fejervarya in the Western Ghats are discussed. Finally, we describe the pattern of species representations of different morphological group in the Goa landscape.


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Dinesh, K. P., Kulkarni, N. U., Swamy, P., & Deepak, P. (2017). A New Species of <I>Fejervarya bolkay</I>, 1915 from the Lateritic Plateaus of the Goa Parts of the Western Ghats. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 117(4), 301–314. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v117/i4/2017/121293





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