Occurrence of Tamdil Leaf-litter Frog Leptobrachella tamdil (Sengupta et al., 2010) (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Manipur, India and its phylogenetic position

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Ht Decemson
Lal Biakzuala
Mathipi Vabeiryureilai
Fanai Malsawmdawngliana
H.T. Lalremsanga


We present a new state record of Leptobrachella tamdil from Manipur State, northeastern India based on three individuals collected from Chakpi stream, Chandel District.  This record represents the range extension of the species as well as the easternmost distribution record.  We also provide additional morphological data as well as the first time genetic data for the species and inferred its phylogenetic position using mitochondrial 16S rRNA marker gene sequence.

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Decemson, H., Vanlalsiammawii, Biakzuala, L., Vabeiryureilai, M., Malsawmdawngliana, F. and H.T. Lalremsanga 2021. Occurrence of Tamdil Leaf-litter Frog Leptobrachella tamdil (Sengupta et al., 2010) (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Manipur, India and its phylogenetic position. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 6 (May 2021), 18624–18630. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7250.13.6.18624-18630.
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