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Herpetofauna of southern Western Ghats, India – Reinvestigated after decades

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SR Chandramouli ,

Department of Zoology, Division of Wildlife Biology, A.V.C College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai, IN
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SR Ganesh

Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan post, Chennai, IN
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Abstract

We recorded amphibians and reptiles in two hill ranges, the Cardamom Hills and Ponmudi Hills of the southern Western Ghats, India, for a period of four months each. In all, 74 species, comprising of 28 species of amphibians belonging to 11 genera and 8 families and 46 species of reptiles, belonging to 27 genera and 9 families were recorded. Aspects deviating from literature have been discussed. A comparison of the results of the present study with that of the earlier works from the same region is also provided.

Key words: Amphibians; Reptiles; Cardamom hills; Ponmudi hills; Reinvestigation; Herpetology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v2i2.3145

TAPROBANICA, October, 2010. Vol. 02, No. 02: pp. 72-85

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v2i2.3145
How to Cite: Chandramouli, S. & Ganesh, S., (2011). Herpetofauna of southern Western Ghats, India – Reinvestigated after decades. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 2(2), pp.72–85. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v2i2.3145
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Published on 23 Jun 2011.
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