Confirmed report of the Aniqiao Torrent Frog, Amolops aniqiaoensis (Anura: Ranidae), from India, with additional distributional records for two other Indian pecies of Amolops

Authors

  • Bhaskar Saikia North Eastern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Shillong 793 003, Meghalaya, India
  • Mostaque A. Laskar Department of Biotechnology, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong 793 001, Meghalaya, India
  • Bikramjit Sinha North Eastern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Shillong 793 003, Meghalaya, India
  • Manisha Debnath Department of Biotechnology, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong 793 001, Meghalaya, India
  • Samrat Sengupta Department of Zoology, D.R. College, Golaghat – 785621, Assam, India
  • Hiramoni Das Department of Biotechnology, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong 793 001, Meghalaya, India
  • N. A. Shabnam Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidyanagar, Pune-411 044, Maharashtra, India
  • Ilona Jacinta Kharkongor Kharkongor Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar 791113, Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • K. P. Dinesh Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidyanagar, Pune-411 044, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v29i1.16402

Keywords:

Amolops adicola, Amolops aniqiaoensis, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Northeast India.

Abstract

The torrent-dwelling frog genus Amolops is represented by 13 species in India, including type localities for 11 species. Based on recent field surveys and subsequent phylogenetic studies of specimens collected, we confirm the presence of A. aniqiaoensis Dong, Rao, and Lü 2005, which was described from Aniqiao, Xizang, China, in India. We also report a range extension of a recently described species, A. adicola Patel, Garg, Das, Stuart, and Biju 2021, with a further note on A. indoburmanensis Dever, Fuiten, Konu, and Wilkinson 2012.

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Published

2022-03-14

How to Cite

Saikia, B., Laskar, M. A. ., Sinha, B., Debnath, M. ., Sengupta, S., Das, H. ., Shabnam, N. A., Kharkongor, I. J. ., & Dinesh, K. P. . (2022). Confirmed report of the Aniqiao Torrent Frog, Amolops aniqiaoensis (Anura: Ranidae), from India, with additional distributional records for two other Indian pecies of Amolops. Reptiles & Amphibians, 29(1), 214–224. https://doi.org/10.17161/randa.v29i1.16402