New record of Blue-eyed Eastern Spadefoot Toad Leptobrachium bompu (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Sarpang District in Bhutan

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Jigme Tenzin
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0289-3303
Jigme Tshelthrim Wangyal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0488-4830

Abstract

This study provides the first report of Leptobrachium bompu Sondhi & Ohler, 2011 from Bhutan.  The species was recorded from Simkhar watershed in Jigmecholing under Sarpang District, at an elevation of 1,610m.  Simkhar Stream is small and perennial, shaded and swampy, with a few moss-laden flat stones along the course, and is pollution-free and slow-flowing.  The current report extends the distribution record of L. bompu towards the east and will help in understanding the range and conservation status of the species.   

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Tenzin, J. and Wangyal, J.T. 2019. New record of Blue-eyed Eastern Spadefoot Toad Leptobrachium bompu (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Sarpang District in Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 3 (Feb. 2019), 13385–13389. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4134.11.3.13385-13389.
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Jigme Tenzin, Divisional Forest Office, Sarpang, Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Sarpang 31002, Bhutan.

Forest Ranger I, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Bhutan

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