First record of Sphaerotheca magadha Prasad et al., 2019 (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) From West Bengal, India


  • PG Department of Conservation Biology, Durgapur Government College, Durgapur - 713214, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Herpetology Division, F.P.S. Building, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700016, West Bengal



Jharkhand, Magadha Burrowing Frog, Paschim Bardhaman District


The Magadha Burrowing frog (Sphaerotheca magadha) described in 2019 from Jharkhand is being reported for the first time from West Bengal State with the collection of three specimens from Paschim Bardhaman district. The specimens were photographed in the field, preserved and then deposited in Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata where morphological and morphometric studies were carried out for proper species identification. This is the first record of the species from any other State of India outside its type locality.


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Gayen, D., & Deuti, K. (2021). First record of <i>Sphaerotheca magadha</i> Prasad <i>et al</i>., 2019 (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) From West Bengal, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(1), 31–37.





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