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Wangyal J T, Gyeltshen G, Gower D J. First confirmed record of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. JAD 2021; 3 (1) :127-132
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1- University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, Australia; Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve, Department of Forest and Park Services, Kingdom of Bhutan, Haa 15001, Bhutan , jigmewangyal@gmail.com
2- Mendrelgang Primary School, Tsirang 36001, Bhutan
3- Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
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The world currently recognizes 214 species of Caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) most of which occur in the wet tropics and some adjacent subtropical regions. Of the ten-family classification known, three occur in Asia, viz. Chikilidae (endemic to northeast India, Indotyphlidae (India’s Western and Eastern Ghats) and Ichthyophiidae. However, until this report, there were no confirmed reports of any caecilian species from Bhutan, although their presence has been assumed likely given their occurrence in adjacent countries. This report provides the first confirmed report of caecilians in Bhutan with work to identify the species to be carried on later with further research.
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Received: 2021/04/10 | Accepted: 2021/05/29 | Published: 2021/08/31

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