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  • Title
    Hydrophylax bahuvistara, a new species of fungoid frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) from peninsular India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Hydrophylax bahuvistara, a new species of fungoid frog, is described from peninsular India. It can be separated from its congeners based on a combination of characters including wider head, outline of snout in dorsal view truncated, finger and toe tips without lateroventral groove, foot moderately webbed, metatarsals of 4th and 5th toes closely set, outer metatarsal tubercle small, foot length less than or equal to half of snout vent length, dorsal parts of shank without glandular folds and sparse horny spinules, and heels touch each other when the legs are folded at right angles to the body.  Genetically, H. bahuvistara forms a monophyletic group with H. malabaricus as a sister clade separated by a raw distance of 4.0 to 4.5% in the 16s rRNA gene.  Morphometrically, H. bahuvistara forms a significantly different cluster from H. malabaricus and H. gracilis in Discriminant Analysis.  
    Attribution
    Padhye Anand D., Jadhav Anushree, Modak Nikhil, Nameer P. O., Dahanukar Neelesh (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7) pp. 7744-7760; doi:10.11609/jott.2318.7744-7760
  • Title
    Additional record of Resplendent Bush Frog Raorchestes resplendent (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Raorchestes resplendens, a Critically Endangered rhacophorid frog until now is known only from the type locality, the Anamudi summit in Eravikulam National Park, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. This species has been sighted from a hitherto unknown location, but within the Eravikulam National Park. The current sighting location of the species is about 20km north-east to the type locality. This report increased the range of R. resplendens and also emphasis the cryptic behavior and microclimate requirement of this species. This sighting once again signifies the importance for the conservation of the high-altitude grasslands of Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Joseph J., Jobin K.M., Nameer P.O. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(4) pp. 3082-3084; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3214.3082-4