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Ashaharraza K, Kulkarni N U, Dinesh K P, Dani A N. Additional records of the Schneider’s Toad Duttaphrynus scaber (Anura: Bufonidae) from India, with notes on its natural history. JAD. 2020; 2 (4) :1-9
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1- Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, North Orissa University, Baripada–757003, Odisha, India , ashaharrazakhan@gmail.com
2- Mhadei Research Centre, C/o Hiru Naik Building, Dhuler Mapusa – 403507, Goa, India
3- Western Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Akurdi, Pune– 411044, Maharashtra India
4- Wild Life Awareness Research and Rescue Welfare Society, Dastur Nagar, Amravati-444606, Maharashtra, India
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Schneider’s Toad, Duttaphrynus scaber (Schneider, 1799) is known to be distributed over the coastal peninsular, northern parts of central India and northeastern states of India. However, despite the availability of multiple published reports, there are few verified records of its occurrence from central India. Herein, we present two records of D. scaber, one from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State, central India with morphometric data, another from northern Western Ghats, from the Goa region, with morphometric, as well as molecular, data. The site selection for dormancy, sympatric species, and microhabitat preferences during the breeding season of Duttaphrynus scaber is discussed.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2020/08/19 | Accepted: 2020/11/22 | Published: 2020/12/31

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