First distribution record of the Asiatic Toad Bufo gargarizans Cantor, 1842 from India — Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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Sahil Nijhawan
Jayanta Kumar Roy
Iho Mitapo
Gata Miwu
Jibi Pulu
M. Firoz Ahmed
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2652-1360

Abstract

Bufo gargarizans, a species complex, has a wide distribution ranging from Japan to south-western China, Vietnam, and Russia but was not previously reported from India.  Surveys conducted in Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-Tibetan border with China in 2014–15 revealed previously unreported specimens of the toad genus Bufo.  Based on photographic comparisons with morphological characteristics obtained from published literature, we have identified the Bufo from Dibang Valley as the Asiatic Toad Bufo gargarizans Cantor, 1842.  Individuals of the species reported from Dibang have a wide mid dorsal line in the dorsum, rarely observed in Bufo gargarizans except in the sub-populations on the Tibetan Plateau.

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Nijhawan, S., Roy, J.K., Mitapo, I., Miwu, G., Pulu, J. and Ahmed, M.F. 2021. First distribution record of the Asiatic Toad Bufo gargarizans Cantor, 1842 from India — Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 5 (Apr. 2021), 18319–18323. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7014.13.5.18319-18323.
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Sahil Nijhawan, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, Karnataka 570017, India.

Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore 570017, India

Jayanta Kumar Roy, Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India.

Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division (HRCD), Aaranyak, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India

Iho Mitapo, Dibang Adventures, Lower Dibang Valley, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh 792110, India

Dibang Adventures, Lower Dibang Valley, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh 792110, India

Gata Miwu, Anini, Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh 792101, India.

Anini, Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh 792101, India

Jibi Pulu, Dibang Adventures, Lower Dibang Valley, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh 792110, India.

Dibang Adventures, Lower Dibang Valley, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh 792110, India

M. Firoz Ahmed, Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India.

Herpetofauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak, Bishnu Rabha Path, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781028, India

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