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Peer Reviewed Journals


Priti H, Naik CR, Seshadri KS, Ramit S, Vidisha MK, Ravikanth G and Gururaja KV. A new species of Euphlyctis (Amphibia, Anura, Dicroglossidae) from the west coastal plains of India. Asian Herpetological Research, 7: 229-241. doi: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160020.

Seshadri KS, Priti H, Ravikanth G, Vidisha MK, Vineeth KK, Ramit S, Sarma RR, Aravind NA and Gururaja KV. Re-Description and Range Extension of Microhyla sholigari Dutta & Ray (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from South West India. Zootaxa, 4208: 547–560. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4208.6.3

Seshadri KS, Gururaja KV, Ramya B and Vidisha MK. 2016. Nyctibatrachus jog (jog night frog), Heibus beddomei (Beddomes’ keelback) Predation. Herpetological Review. 47: 280-281.

Seshadri KS, Ramit S, Priti H, Ravikanth G, Vidisha MK, Saurabh S, Pratik M and Gururaja KV. Microhyla laterite sp. nov., A New Species of Microhyla Tschudi, 1838 (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from a Laterite Rock Formation in South West India. PLoS ONE 11(3):e0149727. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149727

Priti H, Roshmi RS, Ramya B, Sudhira HS, Ravikanth G, Aravind NA, Gururaja KV. (2016) Integrative Taxonomic Approach for Describing a New Cryptic Species of Bush Frog (Raorchestes: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, India. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0149382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149382


Preeti H, Gururaja KV and Ravikanth G 2015. Morphology, Natural History and Molecular Identification of Tadpoles of Three Endemic Frog Species of Nyctibatrachus Boulenger 1882 (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae) from central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Natural History


Seshadri KS, Gururaja KV and Bickford DP. 2014. Breeding in bamboo: a novel anuran reproductive strategy discovered in Rhacophorid frogs of the Western Ghats, India. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12388

Gururaja KV, Dinesh KP, Priti H and Ravikanth G. 2014. Mud-packing Frogs: A novel breeding behavior and parental care in a stream dwelling new species of Nyctibatrachus (Amphibia, Anura, Nyctibatrachidae). Zootaxa, 3796 (1): 033–061 :

Biju SD, Garg S, Gururaja KV, Souche Y and Walujkar SA. 2014. DNA barcoding reveals unprecedented diversity in Dancing Frogs of India (Micrixalidae, Micrixalus): a taxonomic revision with description of 14 new species. Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 43: 1-87 DOI:

Ramachandra TV, Joshi NV, Rao GR, Dhanapal G, Gururaja KV and Amit SY. 2014. Ecological status of three micro watersheds in Western Himalaya. Indian Forester. 140:331-347.

Nag N, Karanth KP and Gururaja KV. 2014. Delineating ecological boundaries of Hanuman langur species complex in peninsular India using MaxEnt modeling approach. PLoS ONE, 9(2).doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087804


Preininger D, Stiegler MJ, Gururaja KV, Vijayakumar SP, Torsekar V, Sztatecsny M and Hödl W. 2013. Getting a kick out of it: Multimodal signaling during male-male encounters in the foot-flagging frog Micrixalus saxicola from the Western Ghats of India. Current Science, 105(12):1735-1740.


Seshadri KS, Gururaja KV and Aravind NA. 2012. A new species of Raorchestes (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from mid-elevation evergreen forests of the south Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa, 3410: 19-34.

Seshadri KS, Vivek C and Gururaja KV. 2012. Anurans from wetlands of Puducherry, along the East Coast of India. Check List, 8(1): 023-026.

Priyadarshini J. Shetty, Shashikala Gowda, Gururaja KV and Sudhira HS. 2012. Effect of landscape metrics on varied spatial extents of Bangalore, India. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics,12: Online click here

Sudhira, HS and Gururaja KV. 2012. Population crunch in India: Is it urban or still rural? Current Science, 103(1):37-40.


Rajasri R, Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2011. Predictive distribution modeling for rare Himalayan medicinal plant Berberis aristata DC. The Journal of Environmental Biology, 32:725-730.

Gururaja KV, Preeti G, Patil RK and Cunningham AA. 2011. Dermal Fungal Infection in a Frog from the Western Ghats, India. Current Science, 101(5):622-623.


Gururaja KV. 2010. Novel reproductive mode in a torrent frog Micrixalus saxicola (Jerdon) from the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa, 2642:45-52.

Dinesh KP, Radhakrishnan C, Gururaja KV and Palot MJ. 2010. Range extension of Philautus chromasynchysi Biju and Bossuyt (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) in Western Ghats, India. Records of Zoological Survey of India. 110(4):31-35.

Subash Chandran MD, Rao GR, Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2010. Ecology of the Swampy Relic Forests of Kathalekan from Central Western Ghats, India. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability, Global Science Book Journals, 4(1): 54-68.

Dinesh KP, Radhakrishnan C, Gururaja KV and Zacariya A. 2010. New locality records of RhacophoruslateralisBoulenger, 1883 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae), in Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2(6):986-989.


Seshadri KS, Amit Yadav and Gururaja KV. 2009. Road kills of amphibians in different land – uses from central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1(11): 549-552.


Sreekantha, Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2008. Nestedness Pattern in Freshwater Fishes of Western Ghats: An Indication of Stream Islands along Riverscapes. Current Science, 95(12):1707-1714.

Subash Chandran MD, Mesta DK, Rao GR, Sameer Ali, Gururaja KV, Ramachandra TV. 2008. Discovery of Two Critically Endangered Tree Species and Issues Related to Relic Forests of the Western Ghats. The Open Conservation Biology Journal, 2:1-8. doi:10.2174/1874839200802010001.


Gururaja KV, Dinesh KP, Palot MJ, Radhakrishnan C and Ramachandra TV. 2007. A new species of Philautus Gistel (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa, 16:1-16.

Dinesh KP, Radhakrishnan C, Manjunatha Reddy AH and Gururaja KV.2007. Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis nom. nov. a replacement name for the giant wrinkled frog from the Western Ghats. Current Science, 93(2):246–250.

Gururaja KV, Aravind NA, Sameer Ali, Ramachandra TV, Velavan TP, Krishnakumar V and Aggarwal RK. 2007. A New Frog Species from the Central Western Ghats of India, and its phylogenetic status. ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 24:525–534.

Sreekantha, Subash Chandran MD, Divakar KM, Rao GR, Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2007. Fish diversity in relation to landscape and vegetation in central Western Ghats, India. CURRENT SCIENCE, 92(11):1592–1603.

Gururaja KV, Ali S, and Ramachandra TV. 2007. Micrixalus fuscus (Anura: Micrixalidae) in Sharavathi River Basin, Karnataka. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 104(1):104-105.


Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2006. Pedostibes tuberculosus Advertisement calls and distribution. Herpetological Review, 37(1):75–76.

Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2006. Developmental mode in White-nosed shrub frog Pseudophilautus (Philautus) cf. leucorhinus. Current Science, 90(3):450–454.

Sreekantha, Gururaja KV, Rema Devi K, Indra TJ and Ramachandra TV. 2006. Two new fish species of the genus Schistura McClelland (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Western Ghats, India. Zoos’ Print Journal, 21(4):2211–2216.


Ali S, Gururaja KV and Ramachandra TV. 2005. Schisturanilgiriensis (Menon) in Sharavathi River Basin, Western Ghats, Karnataka. Zoos’ PrintJournal, 20(2):1784–1785.


Gururaja KV, Manjunatha Reddy AH, Keshavayya J, and Krishnamurthy SV. 2003. Habitat occupancy and influence of abiotic factors on the occurrence of Nyctibatrachus major (Boulenger) in central Western Ghats, India. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 10(2):87–92.


Krishnamurthy SV, Gururaja KV and Manjunatha Reddy AH. 2002. Direct development in Philautus glandulosus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Herpetological Natural History, 9(1):97–102.


Krishnamurthy SV, Manjunatha Reddy AH, and Gururaja KV. 2001. A new species of genus Nyctibatrachus (Boulenger) from Kudremukh National Park. Current Science, 80(7):887–891.

Manjunatha Reddy AH,Gururaja KV,Ravichandran MS, and Krishnamurthy SV. 2001. Range extension of Ansonia ornata (Günther, 1875) and Indirana brachitarsus (Günther, 1875). Hamadryad, 26(2):358–359.

Krishnamurthy SV,Gururaja KV, and Manjunatha Reddy AH. 2001. Nyctibatrachus major (Large Wrinkled Frog), Feeding Habit. Herpetological Review, 32(3):182

Nazneen K, Gururaja KV, Manjunatha Reddy AH and Krishnamurthy SV. 2001. Birds of Kuvempu University Campus, Shimoga District, Karnataka. Zoos’ Print Journal, 16(8):557–560.

Invited Papers

Aravind NA and Gururaja KV. 2011. Amphibians of the Western Ghats. Commissioned paper for Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, MoEF.


Ramya B, Seshadri KS, Ramit S and Gururaja KV. 2015 Mandookavani: An Acoustic Guide to the Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats. Gubbi Labs LLP. 70 species, 30 min.

Gururaja KV. 2012. Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats. Gubbi Labs Publication. Page 154+xviii. ISBN 978-81-924461-0-3.

Dinesh KP, Radhakrishnan C, Gururaja KV and Bhatt GK. 2009. An annotated checklist of amphibian of India with some insights into the patterns of species discoveries, distribution and endemism.Records of Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper No. 302: 1-153pp

Ramachandra TV, Subash Chandran MD, Gururaja KV and Sreekantha. 2007. Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment. Nova Science Publication, USA.ISBN 978-15-945495-1-9

Sameer Ali, Rao GR, Divakar K Mesta, Sreekantha, Vishnu D Mukri, Subash Chandran MD, Gururaja KV, Joshi NV and Ramachandra TV. 2007. Ecological Status of Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. ISBN 978-81-728654-0-5

Book Chapters

Gururaja KV, Alakananda B, Seshadri KS and Preeti G. 2013. Frogs and toads in a growing metropolis: A study from Bangalore. (Accepted in Biodiversity of Bangalore, Book by Center for Sustainable Development)

Gururaja KV, Sameer Ali and Ramachandra TV. 2008. Influence of land-use changes in river basins on diversity and distribution of amphibians. In: Environment Education for Ecosystem Conservation (Ed. T.V. Ramachandra). Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi.

Hosetti BB and Gururaja KV. 2004. Gudavi Wildlife Sanctuary: Important Bird Areas in India – Priority sites for conservation. (Eds. Islam, M.Z. and Rahmani, A.R.). Important Bird Area Network. Bombay Natural History Society and BirdLife International, UK.

Gururaja KV. 1993. Wetlands of Shimoga city. In: Bird Conservation: Strategies for the Nineties and Beyond. Verghese, A., Sridhar, S.,Chakravarthy, A. K., (ed.) Bangalore: Ornithological Society of India. pp 98.

Gururaja KV, Aravind NA and Raghunatha V. 1993. Checklist of birds of Shimoga and Gudavi. In: Bird Conservation: Strategies for the Nineties and Beyond. Verghese, A.,Sridhar, S.,Chakravarthy, A. K., (ed.) Bangalore: Ornithological Society of India. pp 77-80.

Book Review

Gururaja KV. 2005. Amphibians of peninsular India by R.J. Ranjit Daniels. Current Science, 89(1): 207.