Additional record of Resplendent Bush Frog Raorchestes resplendent (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, India

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J. Joseph
K.M. Jobin
P.O. Nameer

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Raorchestes resplendens, a Critically Endangered rhacophorid frog until now is known only from the type locality, the Anamudi summit in Eravikulam National Park, southern Western Ghats, Kerala. This species has been sighted from a hitherto unknown location, but within the Eravikulam National Park. The current sighting location of the species is about 20km north-east to the type locality. This report increased the range of R. resplendens and also emphasis the cryptic behavior and microclimate requirement of this species. This sighting once again signifies the importance for the conservation of the high-altitude grasslands of Western Ghats.

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Joseph, J., Jobin, K. and Nameer, P. 2012. Additional record of Resplendent Bush Frog Raorchestes resplendent (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4, 11 (Sep. 2012), 3082–3084. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3214.3082-4.
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