An updated checklist of reptiles from Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India, with sixteen new distribution records

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Malsawmdawngliana
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8505-2461
Bitupan Boruah
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8829-6069
Naitik G. Patel
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9783-8082
Samuel Lalronunga
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7542-4815
Isaac Zosangliana
K. Lalhmangaiha
Abhijit Das
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3903-0760

Abstract

We present an updated inventory of the reptilian fauna of Dampa Tiger Reserve based on two separate field surveys during March and September 2021. We recorded 33 species of reptiles which is about 27% of the total reptilian diversity recorded from the state. This includes new distribution records for 16 snake species with observations on rare species: Smithophis atemporalis, Smithophis bicolor, and Boiga quincunciata. 

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