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  • Title
    Record of the Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Occurrence of Hemiphyllodactylus typus in the Andaman archipelago is confirmed based on fresh collections from two different sites namely Mt. Harriet National Park and Long Island. The veracity of an earlier report of this species from the Andaman Islands is discussed and revalidated.
    Attribution
    Chandramouli S.R., Harikrishnan S., Vasudevan K. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(4) pp. 2536-2538; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2856.2536-8
  • Title
    Herpetofauna of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A herpetofaunal inventory based on field surveys, literature records and photographic records is presented for Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and its environs, situated in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh, India. We list a total of 10 species of amphibians and 42 species of reptiles from the area. Compiled observations presented here include biological notes on the Critically Endangered Gavialis gangeticus and new locality records and natural history information of poorly known species including Polypedates taeniatus and Sibynophis sagittarius. Besides recording members of currently recognized species complexes, the study also documents species that were either conferred to closely related species (e.g., Fejervarya cf. teraiensis) or their identity remains to be ascertained (e.g., Kaloula sp.). The present study indicates that species count at Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is likely to increase with additional surveys and systematic work.
    Attribution
    Das Abhijit, Basu Dhruvajyoti, Converse Laurel, Choudhury Su-resh C (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(4) pp. 2553-2568; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2587.2553-68
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series : Streamside amphibian communities in plantations and a rainforest fragment in the Anamalai hills, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Stream amphibian communities, occupying a sensitive environment, are often useful indicators of effects of adjoining land uses. We compared abundance and community composition of anuran amphibians along streams in tea monoculture, shade coffee plantation, and a rainforest fragment in Old Valparai area of the Anamalai hills. Overall species density and rarefaction species richness was the highest in rainforest fragment and did not vary between the coffee and tea land uses. Densities of certain taxa, and consequently community composition, varied significantly among the land uses, being greater between rainforest fragment and tea monoculture with shade coffee being intermediate. Observed changes are probably related to streamside alteration due to land use, suggesting the need to retain shade tree cover and remnant riparian rainforest vegetation as buffers along streams.
    Attribution
    Murali R., Raman T.R.S. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(4) pp. 2849-2856; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2829.2849-56