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Report of certain noteworthy specimens and species of herpetofauna from South-east India

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SR Ganesh,

Department of Zoology, Division of Wildlife Biology, A.V.C College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai–609 305, Tamil Nadu, IN
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SR Chandramouli

Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan post, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN
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Abstract

We report abnormal individuals of Ramanella variegata, Lycodon aulicus (sensu lato), Bungarus caeruleus which exhibited variation from the 'typical morphs' of their respective species. Also we report a rarely recorded species Polypedates cf. leucomystax (from south India), from the Mannampandal area of Tamil Nadu. These observations based on voucher photographs are presented for the first time.

Keywords: Morph; aberration; variation; phenotypic plasticity; polymorphism

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v3i1.3227

TAPROBANICA, April, 2011. Vol. 03, No. 01: pp. 5-10

How to Cite: Ganesh, S. & Chandramouli, S., (2011). Report of certain noteworthy specimens and species of herpetofauna from South-east India. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 3(1), pp.5–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v3i1.3227
Published on 02 Aug 2011.
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