FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.2 PP 391-403
DIVERSITY AND MORPHOMETRY OF FEJERVARYA (ANURA: DICROGLOSSIDAE) IN SONANADI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY , NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
ARCHANA BAHUGUNA* AND VIVEK KUMAR
Northern Regional Center,
Zoological Survey of India,
218, Kaulagarh Road,
DEHRADUN- 248195 (UTTARAKHAND) INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : archanabahuguna65@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the edge of Corbett National Park, covering an area of 301 sq. km. It has been named after Sonanadi River. There is some reports of the presence of threatened species of mammals and reptiles and also of avian diversity richness but there is no report of the amphibian diversity of the area. The present study describes for the first time the diversity and morphometry of species of genus Fejervarya from the area. Kalushaheed and Hathikund were noted to be rich in species belonging to the genus Fejervarya. Three species are Fejervarya syhadrensis (Annandale); Syhadra frog Fejervarya nepalensis and Terai Cricket Frog Fejervarya terraiensis (Dubois).

Key words : Amphibia , Fejervarya, Morphometry, Sanctuary, Sonanadi, Wildlife.
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