Diversity of Reptiles in the Indian Biodiversity Hotspots

  • Varadaraju


The study deals with 406 species of reptiles in four Indian biodiversity hotspots. Of these, 200 species from Western Ghats, 175 species from Himalaya, 160 species from Indo-Burma, and 49 species from Sundaland. Of these, 107 species were endemic to Western Ghats, 21 species to Himalaya, 19 species to Indo-Burma, and 13 species to Sundaland. Among these, 1 species was listed as Extinct, 4 species as Critically Endangered, 15 species as Endangered, 25 species as Vulnerable, 16 species under Near Threatened, 53 species are Data Deficient and 168 species are listed as Least Concern IUCN (2017).


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  • Varadaraju
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  1. 1.Reptilia Section, Fire Proof Spirit Building, Indian MuseumZoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia

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