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List of amphibians of India

This is an index to the amphibians found in India. The amphibians of India show a high level of endemism.[1] This list is based largely on Frost (2006)[2] and includes common names from older books and journals.[3][4][5]

Some Indian frogs

Order Anura

Family Bufonidae

Family Ceratobatrachidae

  • Ingerana charlesdarwini (Das, 1998) =Rana charlesdarwini

Family Dicroglossidae



Family Hylidae

Family Megophryidae

Family Micrixalidae

Family Microhylidae

Family Nyctibatrachidae

Family Petropedetidae

Family Ranidae

Family Rhacophoridae

Family Sooglossidae

Order Gymnophiona

The list of Indian caecilians is based on Giri & Gaikwad (2013) (duly amended):[12]

Family Caeciliidae

Gegeneophis spp.

Indotyphlus spp.

Family Chikilidae

Family Ichthyophiidae

Ichthyophis sp. from the Western Ghats
Ichthyophis spp.[17]

Uraeotyphlus spp.

Order Urodela

Tylototriton verrucosus

Family Salamandridae


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  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. 2006. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 4 (17 August 2006). Electronic Database accessible at [1]. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.
  3. ^ R. J. Ranjit Daniels (2005) Amphibians of Peninsular India. Universities Press.
  4. ^ Shyamal Kumar Chanda, Indraneil Das and Alain Dubois (2000) Catalogue of amphibian types in the collection of the Zoological Survey of India. Hamadryad 25(2):100–128 PDF
  5. ^ Sclater, WL (1892) List of the Batrachia in the Indian museum. scan
  6. ^ Biju, S. D. et al. (2007) A new nightfrog Nyctibatrachus minimus sp. nov. (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae): The smallest frog from India. Current Science Vol. 93, No. 6: 854-858
  7. ^ Radhakrishnan, C. , K.P. Dinesh & M. S. Ravichandran (2007) A new species of Nyctibatrachus Boulenger (Amphibia: Anura: Nyctibatrachidae) from the Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India. Zootaxa 1595: 31–41 PDF
  8. ^ Dinesh, KP, Radhakrishnan C & Gopalakrishna Bhatta (2008) A new species of Nyctibatrachus Boulenger (Amphibia: Anura: Nyctibatrachidae) from the surroundings of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India, Zootaxa 1914: 45–56
  9. ^ S.D. Biju, Kim Roelants, Franky Bossuyt (2008) Phylogenetic position of the montane treefrog Polypedates variabilis Jerdon, 1853 (Anura:Rhacophoridae),and description of a related species. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 8:267–276
  10. ^ Gururaja, KV and Aravind, NA and Ali, S and Ramachandra, TV and Velavan, TP and Krishnakumar, V and Aggarwal, RK (2007) A New Frog Species from the Central Western Ghats of India,and Its Phylogenetic Position. Zoological Science 24:pp. 525-534. Text
  11. ^ Gururaja, KV and Dinesh, KP and Palot, MJ and Radhakrishnan, C and Ramachandra, TV (2007) A new species of Philautus Gistel (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 1621:pp. 1-16. PDF
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  13. ^ Gopalakrishna Bhatta & R. Srinivasa (2004) A new species of Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona:Caeciliidae) from the surroundings of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India. Zootaxa 644: 1–8 PDF
  14. ^ Gopalakrishna Bhatta and P. Prashanth (2004) Gegeneophis nadkarnii – a caecilian (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) from Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary,Western Ghats Current Science, 87(3):10 PDF
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  17. ^ Three spp of Icthyophis, namely Ichthyophis malabarensis Taylor, 1960, I. peninsularis Taylor, 1960 and I. subterrestris Taylor, 1960, were merged due to lack of phylogenetic deifferentiation vide

External links

  • Global Amphibian Assessment
  • AmphibiaWeb
  • Amphibians of the Western Ghats
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