Development of endemic Nilgiri Bush Frog, Raorchestes tinniens (Jerdon, 1853) (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Nilgiris, Western Ghats, India

Development of endemic Nilgiri Bush Frog, Raorchestes tinniens (Jerdon, 1853) (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Nilgiris, Western Ghats, India

Jebamalainathan Leona Princy & Perumal Kannan urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7473C79F-43EA-4A61-BC0B-38F6EEE67E2C The genus Raorchestes is characterized by direct development. Knowledge on biology of the Western Ghats amphibians is rather poor, particularly studies on reproductive behavior are missing for many species. Reliable records of direct development on land are available from species of the genus Raorchestes. We observed the egg development of endemic Nilgiri Bush Frog, Raorchestes tinniens in the Nilgiris. Our observation, showed that R. tinniens underwents direct development, and hatching of froglets occurred...

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