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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, June 2021, 2(1): 1-23 

ISSN: 2582-8053


Review Article


Review and Updating: Anurans (Amphibia) of Bihar and Jharkhand, India, with some new records from Jehanabad (Bihar) and their role as potential biological controllers


Akhlaq Husain1 and Wajid Hasan2

1(former Scientist, Zoological Survey of India)

41, Hari Vihar, Vijay Park, Chakrata Road, Dehra Dun – 248001, Uttarakhand, India

2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jehanabad, BAU, Sabour, India
Corresponding author e-mail: drakhlaqhusain@gmail.com

 (Received: 15/04/2021; Revised: 30/05/2021; Accepted: 24/06/2021)  



Present review is meant to update and bring the scattered records of anuran species from Bihar and Jharkhand at one place. A total of 22 valid species (19 from Bihar and 15 from Jharkhand) have been recorded from the existing literature and present new records from Jehanabad (Bihar) are dealt herewith in detail (relevant synonyms, common names, diagnostic features, size, altitudinal records, distribution in Bihar (including new records from Jahanabad), Jharkhand, rest of India and elsewhere and conservation status of each species and their role as potential biological controllers). Variations found in some morphological characters of species studied by various workers from different locations have been recorded.

Keywords: Anurans, Bihar and Jharkhand, New Records, Potential Biological Controllers.