Amphibians of the Dibang River Basin, Arunachal Pradesh: an annotated checklist with distribution records

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Jayanta K. Roy
Ramie H. Begum
M. Firoz Ahmed


The present study across the Dibang River Basin is being presented as an annotated checklist from Arunachal Pradesh.  A systematic survey was conducted during 2014–2017 by visual encounter surveys, as well as opportunistic records across the basin. Thirty-eight species of amphibians belonging to 17 genera in six families were recorded.  Five new distribution records for Arunachal Pradesh, and one genus Oreolalax was recorded for the first time from India.  Further, a rare report on Theloderma moloch and Rhacophorus tuberculatus from northeastern India provided significant information on species microhabitat and updated the amphibian distribution records from Arunachal Pradesh. 

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Jayanta K. Roy, Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam 782460, India; and Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak, 13 Tayab Ali Byelane, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tinali, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India

PhD Scholar, Assam University (Diphu campus) and Senior Researcher, HRCD, Aaranyak

Ramie H. Begum, Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam 782460, India

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University (Diphu Campus)

M. Firoz Ahmed, Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak, 13 Tayab Ali Byelane, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tinali, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India

Head, Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division (HRCD), Aaranyak


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