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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 173-176       |                 Available online, March 09, 2018

Checklist of Anurans from semi-arid biotope of Deccan Plateau; Solapur District, Maharashtra, India


Sajjan MB*1, Jadhav BV1 and Patil RN2

 

1 Department of Zoology, Balasaheb Desai College, Patan - 415206, (M.S.), India

2 Department of Zoology, Sadguru Gadage Maharaj College, Karad - 415124, (M.S.), India

Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur

*Corresponding author E-mail: sajjan_mb73@yahoo.com


Received : 01.11.2017     |     Accepted : 02.02.2018       |      Published : 09.03.2018

Survey of anurans i.e. frogs and toads was carried out in the selected sampling sites from Deccan Peninsular Central Plateau; the Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. Solapur district comes under semi-arid zone with scanty and scattered precipitation and high temperature. The district is located between 17o10ʹ to 18o32ʹ N latitude and 74o42ʹ to 76o15ʹ E longitude, with the average height of about 500m asl. Opportunistic samplings and visual encounter survey was conducted for anurans during monsoon and winter seasons (June to December) from 2014 to 2016. During survey 17 species of anurans belongs to 4 families 8 genera were reported in Solapur district of known 405 species of amphibians from India belongs to 15 families. The survey provides quantitative and qualitative base line information on the distribution pattern and the present status for conservation of anurans found in Solapur district.

 

Keywords: Anurans, Solapur district, Semi-arid zone, Distribution pattern, Conservation

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Sajjan MB, Jadhav BVand Patil RN(2018) Checklist of Anurans from semi-arid biotope of Deccan Plateau; Solapur district, Maharashtra, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(1): 173-176. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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