A new species of Scutiger (Anura : Megophryidae) from Nagaland, North Eastern, India

Das, Indraneil and Chanda, Shyamal Kumar (2000) A new species of Scutiger (Anura : Megophryidae) from Nagaland, North Eastern, India. Herpetological Journal, 10. pp. 69-72.

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Abstract

The anuran genus Scutiger, assigned by some (e.g. Frost, 1 985 and Duellman, 1 993) to the family Pelobatidae, and by other more recent workers (e.g. Fu et al., 1 997; Fu & Murphy, 1 997) to Megophryidae, contains 32 nominal species. While the apparent centre of radiation of the genus is China, three species (S. nyingchiensis Fei, 1 977; S. occidentalis Dubois, 1 977 and S. sikimmensis Blyth, 1 854) have been recorded from India (Inger & Dutta, 1 986; Dutta, 1 997). Until now, a single species, S. sikimmensis, has been recorded from the north-eastern region of India (see Chanda, 1 994). A well-preserved adult male Scutiger received by the Zoological Survey of India serves as the basis for the description of a new species. The material was collected from Nagaland, in north-eastern India

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Megophryidae, anuran genus Scutiger, Nagaland, North-Eastern, india, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 02:02
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 02:02
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24862

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