Database of amphibian vouchers and records available at the Kerala Agricultural University Natural History Museum in Thrissur and an updated checklist of amphibians of Kerala, India

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P.O. Nameer
M.S. Syamili
A.F. Katakath
U.S. Amal
M.S. Abhin
A. Devarajan
S. Sajitha
T. Arun
J. Jobin


The amphibian database of the Centre for Wildlife Studies of Kerala Agricultural University has the data that are either available as voucher specimens with the Kerala Agricultural University Natural History Museum (KAUNHM) or as photo vouchers and other opportunistic records from Kerala part of the southern Western Ghats between 2008 and 2020. This repository holds information on 91 species of amphibians belonging to 10 families, of which 87% are endemic to the Western Ghats and 34% are classified under the IUCN Red List threatened categories.  This study highlights the significance of such digital databases that can serve as an immense source of regional biodiversity data, and therefore, biodiversity monitoring and conservation. 

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Nameer, P., M.S. Syamili, A.F. Katakath, U.S. Amal, M.S. Abhin, A. Devarajan, S. Sajitha, T. Arun and J. Jobin 2021. Database of amphibian vouchers and records available at the Kerala Agricultural University Natural History Museum in Thrissur and an updated checklist of amphibians of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 10 (Sep. 2021), 19391–19430. DOI:


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