Anurans in Peninsular India exhibit close biogeographical links with Gondwana as well as Laurasia, often explainable by the geological history of the Indian subcontinent; its breakup from Gondwanan landmasses followed by long isolation that resulted in diversification of endemic lineages, and subsequent land connections with Asia that enabled dispersal of widespread groups. Although widely distributed, the frog subfamily Microhylinae mostly comprises of geographically restricted genera found either in Southeast and East Asia or Peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Leer más.
The majority of amphibian species rely on insects and other invertebrates as their main food source. A decline in the number of insect species available may have devastating impacts on amphibian species worldwide. With 43% of amphibian species experiencing population declines and 32% globally threatened with extinction (AmbhibiaWeb, 2019; Stuart et al., 2004), additional stresses could trigger further declines. Although the effects on amphibian species may vary by location and habitat, species which are specialists on the insects that are in highest decline are most likely to be worst affected. Leer más.