Diversity and distribution of anurans in Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS), northern Western Ghats of India

  • Katwate U
  • Apte D
  • Raut R
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Acknowledgements: We thank our co-researchers and field assistants from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) for their contribution in field surveys. We are grateful to our enthusiast wildlife photographer friends – Ajinkya Sawant, Saurabh Rane, Kunal Salunkhe, Aditya Sawant, Abhijit Gharat and Pritesh Nandvikar from Wild Explorers (WE) for their contribution in photo documentation of different amphibian species from study area. We are thankful to RFO and DFO, Maharashtra Forest Department for permit (Letter No. D-4/Land/1290, Dt. 15 October 2010) and field support; the museum and library authorities and the Director, Bombay Natural History Society for providing reference facilities and the constant encouragement, respectively; the Principal, Elphinstone College for necessary support; Neelesh Dahanukar for providing valuable guidelines; and the anonymous reviewers for constructive comments on the manuscript. Author Details: Unmesh Katwate is a zoology postgraduate currently working as Scientist-A in BNHS. He is studying ecology and conservation aspects of freshwater fishes and amphibians in northern Western Ghats and currently working on diversity and ecology of costal plateaus of Konkan in Western Ghats. Deepak Apte a marine biologist and conservationist, currently a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BNHS. Rupesh Raut is a head of Department of Zoology, Elphinstone College. He works on ecology, systematic biology and molecular phylogeny of freshwater fishes and amphibians of Western Ghats.

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Katwate, U., Apte, D., & Raut, R. (2013). Diversity and distribution of anurans in Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS), northern Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(2), 3589–3602. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.o3038.3589-602

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