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This study focuses on the assessment of the terrestrial vertebrate diversity of Guwahati. Twenty-six species of amphibians, 57 species of reptiles, 214 species of birds, and 36 species of mammals were recorded during the study period. Thirty-three species were found to be threatened with extinction and another 62 species need evaluation. A single species of turtle was found to be categorized as Extinct in the Wild under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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