Online Resources

Online resources on Indian Herpetofauna

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Amphibian Species of the World

This is one of the best online resources for the amphibians of the world. This well-curated and regularly updated reference provides information about the taxonomy and distribution. It also provides information about taxonomic comments and external links to additional information and images. With the Basic and Guided search is effective to find any known amphibians species.

Amphibian species of the world


Reptile database

This database provides a catalogue of all living reptile species and their classification. Currently there are more than 10,000 species including another 2,800 subspecies. The best resource for taxonomic names and synonyms, distribution and type data and literature references. Most of our data come from published sources, which is curated with help from editors.

Reptile database

Amphibians of India

Approximately 410 species of amphibians are known from India, about 50% of them endemic. Indian amphibians are relatively under-studied, with few dedicated and comprehensive resources on their taxonomy, biology and conservation. This website is an effort to provide comprehensive, internet-based, peer-reviewed and open resource devoted to Indian amphibians.

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Reptiles of India

Approximately 610 species of reptiles are known from India, about 50% of them endemic. Indian reptiles are relatively poorly studied, with few dedicated and comprehensive resources on their taxonomy, biology and conservation. This website is an effort to provide comprehensive, internet-based, peer-reviewed and open resource devoted to Indian reptiles.

Indian reptiles