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Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020 v9i2.236 taprobanica 9 2 cover low


Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 13 September 2020
Accepted date: 31 October 2020
Published date: 28 November 2020
Pp. 222–224, Pls. 61–62.

Distribution of two endemic bufonids (Anura: Bufonidae) in the Western Ghats

S.R. Chandramouli*
*E-mail: findthesnakeman@gmail.com

The Anuran family Bufonidae Gray, 1825 is represented by four genera in peninsular India: Duttaphrynus; Xanthophryne; Ghatophryne; and Pedostibes. Of these, the three latter genera are endemic to the Western Ghats. These endemic bufonid genera are represented by two, two and one species respectively. Though the distribution patterns of these endemic toads have been documented in the past, precise published records are few. Reddy et al. (2002) reported a range extension of G. ornata from Kudremukh. The distribution of P. tuberculosus was mapped by Dinesh & Radhakrishnan (2008). Likewise, Subramanian et al. (2013) presented a point distribution map for G. ornata and G. rubigina. However, further precise distribution records of these endemic taxa are still in need of a proper appraisal. In this paper, I present point maps of the distributions of G. ornata and P. tuberculosus and reassess their conservation status based on the IUCN criteria.

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