Morphometric study of the Indus Valley Toad Duttaphrynus stomaticus (Lutken, 1864) from Srinagar Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya

Abstract: Indus valley toad, Duttaphrynus stomaticus, is a widespread habitat generalist species of Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. This study analyzes the degree of morphological differentiation among populations of the common toad Duttaphrynus stomaticus in the Srinagar Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. Thirty morphometric and some qualitative characters were analyzed. Variations in a number of morphometric and qualitative characters in samples were analyzed using descriptive statistics. High degree of female-biased sexual size dimorphism was observed. Morphological variation among the samples was more expressed in morphometric than in qualitative characters.

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[V. Bahuguna, Ashish K Chowdhary, and S.N. Bahuguna (2014); Morphometric study of the Indus Valley Toad Duttaphrynus stomaticus (Lutken, 1864) from Srinagar Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (6). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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