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  • Title
    A preliminary report on the reptile fauna of the Kingdom of Bhutan with the description of a new species of scinid lizard (Reptilia: Scinidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The herpetofauna of the Kingdom of Bhutan has been poorly studied and few collections of Bhutanese reptiles have been made. Reptiles collected by the 1972 expedition of the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel (Switzerland) are presented as a basis for a preliminary species list for this eastern Himalayan country. Specimens representing seven families and 18 species were examined. Included is a new species of scincid lizard of the genus Mabuya. An additional five species have been reported from Bhutan and numerous other taxa are known from adjacent regions of Sikkim and Assam. Most of the fauna is pan-oriental in derivation and is widespread to the east, west and south. A number of species, however, are primarily Indo-Chinese in their affinities and extend only as far west as eastern Nepal. Collections from eastern Bhutan and from elevations over 1500 m are particularly small and additional field work will be required to provide a complete picture of the reptiles of the country.
    Attribution
    Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA, and Museum fur Naturkunde der Humbodt za Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Title
    Additions to the herpetofauna of Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan, with six new country records
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We present the results of a rapid herpetofaunal inventory conducted in Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan, in June 2014. Visual encounter surveys, opportunistic searches, and pitfall traps were used during four days of fieldwork to document diversity. Twelve species of amphibians and 20 species of reptiles were recorded during the survey. Six species (Uperodon globulosus, Ingerana borealis, Calotes maria, Cnemaspis assamensis, Ptyctolaemus gularis, Trimeresurus properirum) are new additions to the herpetofauna of Bhutan.
    Attribution
    WII, India; Samanwoy Path, India; Arya Vidyapeeth College, India; Gauhati University, India; & Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan