Megophrys maosonensis Bourret, 1937 (Anura: Megophyridae) - A New India Record from Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Risa Colony, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Risa Colony, Shillong, Meghalaya



DNA Barcoding, Eastern Himalayas, New Country Record, Talley Valley, 12S, 16S.


Megophrys longipes maosonensis, described from Mao Son, Vietnam is long considered to be a junior synonym of Megophrys major species complex. However, recently, it has been resurrected from its synonymy into a valid species, with its distribution restricted to Vietnam and the adjacent areas of China. In 2015, we have made a sample collection of Megophrys from Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh on which we performed DNA barcoding using fragments of mitochondrial 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA. This has resulted in the specimen being identified as M. maosonensis making it a new record for India.


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Saikia, B., Sinha, B., Thakur, M., & Kharkongor, I. J. (2019). <i>Megophrys maosonensis</i> Bourret, 1937 (Anura: Megophyridae) - A New India Record from Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4), 456–462.





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