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Pictorial Guide to the Amphibians of North East India

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Pictorial Guide (Zoological Survey of India)

By: Rosamma Matthew(Author), Nibedita Sen(Author), Ramakrishna(Foreword By)

144 pages, 242 colour photos and b/w illustrations, 1 colour map

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #185254 | ISBN-13: 9788181712479
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About this book

From the foreword:

"The amphibians of North East India have been worked on by many scientists in the past. The Monographic work by Chanda (1994), dealing with 54 species of Anurans from North East India, had been the most comprehensive account on the group so far. Under the Conservation of Biodiversity Programme, the Government of India is taking Biological Sciences to the masses. Towards this effort, the Zoological Survey of India is bringing out publications to popularise science. The Pictorial Guide series on various groups of animals published by the Zoological Survey of India are the outcome of this scheme. The latest to add to this category is the present work by the authors. They have taken care to depict as many pictures as possible of the amphibians of North East India. The text contains 110 species of anurans, eight species of caecilians and one species of salamander. The diagnostic characters, habitat and distribution of the species have been incorporated. It is intended to serve students, researchers and laymen alike."



Systematic list

Systematic account:
I. Order Anura
1. Family Bufonidae
i. Genus Bufoides Pillai and Yazdani, 1973
ii. Genus Bufo Laurenti, 1768
iii. Genus Pedostibes Gunther, 1876

2. Family Dicroglossidae
i. Genus Euphlyctis Fitzinger, 1843
ii. Genus Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915
iii. Genus Hoplobatrachus Peters, 1863
iv. Genus Limnonectes Fitzinger, 1843
v. Genus Nanorana Gunther, 1896
vi. Genus Ombrana Dubois, 1992
vii. Genus Occidozyga Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822

3. Family Hylidae
i. Genus Hyla Laurenti, 1768

4. Family Megophryidae
i. Genus Leptobrachium Tschudi, 1838
ii. Genus Scutiger Theobald, 1868
iii. Genus Xenophrys Gunther, 1864

5. Family Microhylidae
i. Genus Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838
ii. Genus Kaloula Gray, 1831
iii. Genus Microhyla Tschudi, 1838
iv. Genus Micryletta Dubois, 1987
v. Genus Uperodon Dumeril and Bibron, 1841

6. Family Ranidae
i. Genus Amolops Cope, 1865
ii. Genus Clinotarsus Mivart, 1869
iii. Genus Humerana Dubois, 1992
iv. Genus Hylarana Tschudi, 1838
v. Genus Odorrana Fei, Ye and Huang, 1990
vi. Genus Pterorana Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986

7. Family Rhacophoridae Hoffman, 1932
i. Genus Chiromantis Peters, 1854
ii. Genus Kurixalus Ye, Fei and Dubois in Fei, 1999
iii. Genus Philautus Gistel, 1848
iv. Genus Polypedates Tschudi, 1838
v. Genus Rhacophorus Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822
vi. Genus Theloderma Tschudi, 1838

II. Caudata
8. Family Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820
i. Genus Tylototriton Anderson, 1871

III. Order Gymnophiona
9. Family Caeciliidae, Rafinesque, 1814
i. Genus Gegeneophis Peters, 1880

10. Family Ichthyophiidae Taylor, 1968
i. Genus Ichthyophis Fitzinger, 1826


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