CEPF Western Ghats Special Series : Diversity of rhacophorids (Amphibia: Anura) in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, Kerala, India

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K.M. Jobin
P.O. Nameer


A study on the rhacophorids of Parambikulam Tiger Reserve was conducted from April to July 2011. Eleven species of rhacophorids in four genera—Rhacophorus (three species), Polypedates (one species), Pseudophilautus (one species) and Raorchestes (six species)—were recorded. Distribution, natural history and biological information is provided including some recommendations for changes in the IUCN conservation status of the rhacophorids of Western Ghats have been proposed in the paper.

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