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Leptobrachium bompu
Leptobrachium bompu
Photographer: Chintan Sheth

ID: 0000 0000 0911 2072 (2011-09-22)

Copyright © 2011 Chintan Sheth

  • date of photo  May 2011
  • location   Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary (West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India)
  • family Megophryidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Found along hill streams in wet temperate forest at an altitude of about 2000m a.s.l.
  • notes   This species is presently known only from a single forest stream in Arunachal Pradesh's Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of about 2000m a.s.l. The taxon is named after the type locality - 'Bompu' which means bamboo locally and is one of the campsites in the sanctuary. The campsite is mostly dominated by bamboo forests with tracts of temperate broad-leaved evergreen forests. The specimen photographed shows some variations in the dorsal colour pattern from the holotype. The holotype has much darker traversal bands on the upper forearm and the legs and with the dorsum and head grayish brown as opposed to this specimen which has light variegation and a much lighter dorsum colour with olive-brown blotches.
  • keywords: Leptobrachium, new species, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Eastern Himalyas
  • camera   Nikon D90 mated to a Nikkor 60mm micro. Inbuilt and external handheld flash used.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

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