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The distribution of reptiles and amphibians in the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri region (Nepal). PDF.
During a trek around the Annapurna Himal and along the southern side of the Dhaulagiri Himal, 11 species of lizards, seven species of snakes and 18 species of amphibians were collected. Phrynocephalus theobaldi and Sphenomorphus maculatus, have not been reported from Nepal before, although they are present in the collections previously made by Gruber, and Hyatt, respectively. Scincella capitanea is a species recently described by Ouboter (1986). Ophiophagus hannah was seen, but not collected, the first record for the Nepalese hills. From other unreported collections and literature records an additional two species of lizards, ten species of snakes and three species of amphibians are known to occur in the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri area. A short diagnosis and notes on habitat and distribution are given for all species. For an altitudinal and zoogeographical analysis they are divided into six groups: Tibetan species, Himalayan species, Western Himalayan species, Eastern Himalayan species, Indo-Chinese species and Panoriental and Indian species.

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