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A new species of Duttaphrynus (Anura : Bufonidae) from Northeast India

Das, Abhijit and Chetia, Mitali and Dutta, Sushil Kumar and Sengupta, Saibal (2013) A new species of Duttaphrynus (Anura : Bufonidae) from Northeast India. In: Zootaxa, 3646 (4). pp. 336-348.

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A new species of montane toad Duttaphrynus is described from Nagaland state of Northeast India. The new species is diagnosable based on following combination of characters: absence of preorbital, postorbital and orbitotympanic ridges, elongated and broad parotid gland, first finger longer than second and presence of a mid-dorsal line. The tympanum is hidden under a skin fold (in male) or absent (in female). The species is compared with its congers from India and Indo-China. We propose to consider Duttaphrynus wokhaensis as junior synonym of Duttaphrynus melanostictus.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Magnolia Press.
Keywords: Duttaphrynus Chandai; Nagaland; New Species
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 05:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2013 05:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46685

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