First report of Megophrys pachyproctus Huang, 1981 (Anura: Megophyridae) from Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Risa Colony, Shillong – 793003
  • Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar – 791113



Arunachal Pradesh, New country record, North-East India, Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Ziro Valley


The endemic Asian megophryid genus Megophrys is represented by a total of 77 species of which 14 are reported to occur in India. Due to its close proximity to China, Arunachal Pradesh- the easternmost state of India- is believed to harbor many species of amphibians endemic to China. One such Megophrys species endemic to China, Megophrys pachyproctus, is reported herein this paper as the first record for India, based on a single specimen collected from Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.


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Saikia, B., & Sinha, B. (2018). First report of <i>Megophrys pachyproctus</i> Huang, 1981 (Anura: Megophyridae) from Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(4), 430–436.





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