Reptiles & Amphibians of the Western Ghats
Please share pictures and videos of the Reptiles and Amphibians from the Western Ghats(Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) only. Also try to include a brief description about the subject along with the location(if available). Sign in to join mission
The Western Ghats are home to thousands of animal species including at least 325 globally threatened species. Many are endemic species, especially in the amphibian and reptilian classes. The snake family Uropeltidae of the reptile class is almost entirely restricted to this region. The amphibians of the Western Ghats are diverse and unique, with more than 80% of the 179 amphibian species being endemic to the region. Most of the endemic species have their distribution in the rainforests of these mountains.The endangered Purple frog was discovered in 2003 to be a living fossil. This species of frog is most closely related to species found in the Seychelles. Four new species of Anurans belonging to the genus Rhacophorus, Polypedates, Philautus and Bufo have been described from the Western Ghats. Documenting the Reptiles and Amphibians with date and location will help scientists and researchers in their work. Trying the save these wonderful creatures from extinction is a pressing concern and we all should strive towards contributing our bit.
Lat: 12.16 Long: 75.70