The distribution of Himalayan Newts, Tylototriton verrucosus in the Punakha-Wangdue Valley, Bhutan

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J.T. Wangyal
D.B. Gurung


In this study, presence-absence survey of the Himalayan Newts Tylototriton verrucosus was conducted in the Punakha-Wangdue Valley to confirm and validate the past information of the presence of the species. Toebisa and Kabjisa in Punakha District and Kazhi in Wangdue Phodrang districts were taken as the main study sites where many individuals of the species were found. This study found the species to be distributed along small seasonal and perennial stream reaches and the paddy fields from 1,225-2,679 m.

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