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Bibliographical Notes on the Amphibians of North East India


Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 291

By: Nibedita Sen and Rosamma Mathew

Zoological Survey of India

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Systematics is a fast changing subject. Taxonomic changes at the generic and specific level are taking place at a rapid pace and the taxonomic designations get outdated and invalid. Though the amphibian taxonomy of peninsular India is better acknowledged, that of North East India is little known. The present work is an effort towards filling the vacuum in this regard.

Dutta (1997) initiated bibliographical studies of the amphibians of India in his elaborate work "Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka (Checklist and Bibliography)" which was followed by a checklist of amphibians of India by Das and Dutta in 1998 and further updated by Daniels (2001).

India's North East is one of the hot spots of bio-diversity and its Amphibian Fauna though worked out to a moderate extent is yet to be thoroughly explored. Chanda in his monograph (1994) reported 54 species of anurans from this region. Dutta in his aforesaid checklist and bibliography (1997) reported 69 species including one species each of caudata and gymnophiona.



Systematic account
1. Tylototriton verrucosus Anderson, 1871
2. Gegeneophis fulleri (Alcock, 1904)
3. Ichthyophis garoensis Pillai and Ravichandran, 1999
4. Ichthyophis glutinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
5. Ichthyophis husaini Pillai and Ravichandran, 1999
6. Ichthyophis sikkimensis Taylor, 1960
7. Bufoides meghalayanus (Yazdani and Chanda, 1971)
8. Bufo cyphosus Ye, 1977
9. Bufo himalayanus Gunther, 1864
10. Bufo macrotis Boulenger, 1887
11. Bufo melanostictus Schneider, 1799
12. Bufo scaber Schneider, 1799
13. Bufo stomaticus Lutken, 1862
14. Bufo stuarti Smith, 1929
15. Pedostibes kempi (Boulenger, 1919)
16. Leptobrachium hasseltti Tschudi, 1838
17. Scutiger sikimmensis (Blyth, 1855)
18. Xenophrys boettgeri (Boulenger, 1899)
19. Xenophrys glandulosa (Fei, Ye and Huang, 1991)
20. Xenophrys kempii (Annandale, 1912)
21. Xenophrys major (Boulenger, 1908)
22. Xenophrys parva (Boulenger, 1893)
23. Xenophrys robusta (Boulenger, 1908)
24. Xenophrys serchhipii Mathew and Sen, 2007
25. Xenophrys wuliangshanensis Ye and Fei, 1995
26. Xenophrys zunhebotoensis Mathew and Sen, 2007

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