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Patel H, Vyas R. Corrections on recent herpetofaunal species records from Gujarat State, western India. JAD. 2020; 2 (3) :11-15
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1- Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat 395007, Gujarat, India , harshilpatel121@gmail.com
2- Shashwat Apartment, 23 Anandnagar Society, BPC Road, Alkapuri, Vadodara 390007, Gujarat, India
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We re-address the findings of recent publications on herpetofaunal diversity of certain urban areas of Gujarat, India, in which, authors have claimed to report nine frogs and two lizard species for the first time from the State, without any morphological data and/or voucher specimens. We present our critique and comments, with the known distributional ranges of these species and on these erroneous records. We also advocate removal of such species from the faunal list of Gujarat until confirmed reports, based on correctly identified vouchers, are presented. We recommend here that identification of a species should be done following standard protocols and by facilitating the deposition of voucher specimen/s in responsible public repositories for studies involving taxonomy, morphology and range extension.
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2020/08/30 | Accepted: 2020/10/10 | Published: 2020/10/20

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