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pdf 01. Bioacoustics, breeding ecology and range of the Kerala warty frog Minervarya cf. keralensis from north of the Palghat gap, central Western Ghats


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AbstractMinervarya cf. keralensis has been detected for the first time north of the Palghat gap in the central Western Ghats, a range extension of about 85 km. This species calls and breeds in the post-monsoon period (Jan–March) and exhibits axillary amplexus. Male call characteristics, natural history observations, and distributional complexities are described. Currently, the Minervarya nilagirica group that includes M. keralensis, show a complex distribution pattern in peninsular India that is worthy of further phylogeographic study

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