Endemic Indirana frogs of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot.

Abhilash Nair, Sujith V. Gopalan, Sanil George, K. Santhosh Kumar, Amber G. F. Teacher, Juha Merilä

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Sammanfattning

Frogs of the genus Indirana belong to the endemic family Ranixalidae and are found exclusively in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. Since taxonomy, biology and distribution of these frogs are still poorly understood, we conducted a comprehensive literature review of what is known on the taxonomy, morphology, life history characteristics and breeding biology of these species. Furthermore, we collected information on the geographical locations mentioned in the literature, and combined this with information from our own field surveys in order to generate detailed distribution maps for each species. Apart from serving as a useful resource for future research and conservation efforts, this review also highlights the areas where future research efforts should be focussed.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftAnnales Zoologici Fennici
Volym49
Utgåva5/6
Sidor (från-till)257-286
Antal sidor30
ISSN0003-455X
StatusPublicerad - 2012
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi

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Nair, A., Gopalan, S. V., George, S., Kumar, K. S., Teacher, A. G. F., & Merilä, J. (2012). Endemic Indirana frogs of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 49(5/6), 257-286.