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Patel H, Vyas R, Dudhatra B, Naik V, Chavda A, Chauhan D, et al . Preliminary report on Herpetofauna of Mount Girnar, Gujarat, India. JAD. 2019; 1 (2) :9-35
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1- Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat-365007, Gujarat, India , harshilpatel121@gmail.com
2- 505, Krishnadeep Tower, Mission Road, Fatehgunj, Vadodara-390002, Gujarat, India
3- Vasundhara Nature Club, Amrutam, 193/Bapunagar, Joshipura, Junagadh-362002, Gujarat, India
4- Valsad Pardi, Gopi Street, Valsad-396001, Gujarat, India
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The Saurashtra Peninsula, the largest geographical region of Gujarat state, is a prominent place for herpetofauna in the state and recent herpetological explorations have uncovered three new reptilian species from this region. However, fine scale information on the distribution status of amphibians and reptiles, and baseline information about the regional herpetological diversity of many areas of Saurashtra is still lacking. In an attempt to fill the gaps in information, we surveyed the Girnar hill complex of Gujarat state for its herpetofaunal diversity from September, 2016 to August, 2018. In all, 56 species, comprising 10 species of amphibians belonging to 7 genera and 3 families and 46 species of reptiles, belonging to 31 genera and 15 families were recorded; of which, 2 unidentified frog and 2 unidentified lizard species need further taxonomic attention.
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Received: 2019/10/6 | Accepted: 2019/12/27 | Published: 2019/12/31

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