Department of Zoology

Dr. Sandeep Das ( On Leave)

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining

: 13-09-2022

Area of interest

: Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology especially in Amphibians and Reptiles

No of years of experience

: 3 Months

Course Institution Year
Bachelor of Science (B Sc.) in Zoology St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth 2008
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Zoology Farook College, Calicut 2011
Ph. D. in Zoology University of Calicut 2022
Designation Institution Period
Research Fellow - Agasthyamala Anuran Project Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi 2012-2015
Research Assistant College of Forestry 2008-2009
Name of award/fellowship Awarded by Year
EDGE Hero Awardee Zoological Society of London 2020-2022
EDGE fellowship Awardee Zoological Society London 2017
Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Award Kerala Forest Research Institute 2014
Title Year Indexed in Citation
Narayanan, S, Das, S, Balan, A, Tom, R, Divakar, N, Rajkumar, K. P., Hopeland, P & Deepak, V (2022) A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the southern Western Ghats of India. Vertebrate Zoology 72: 729-743. 2022 Scopus
Narayanan, S, Bhat, H. N. P., Paran, D., Das, S., & Aravind, N. A. (2022). Truly Absent or Sampling Gaps? Insights othe Potential Distribution of Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876) from Peninsular India. Current Herpetology, 41(2), 215- 229. 2022 Scopus
Das, S., Pal, S., Siddharth, S., Palot, M. J., Deepak, V., & Narayanan, S. (2022). A new species of large-bodied Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Vertebrate Zoology, 72, 81-94. 2022 Scopus
Das, S., Syed, E. P., Divakar, N., Thomas, A., & Tapley, B. (2021). Predators of an evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered Frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis Biju and Bossuyt, 2003. Herpetology Notes, 14, 247-249. 2021 Scopus
Narayanan, S., Mohapatra, P. P., Balan, A., Das, S., & Gower, D. J. (2021). A new species of Xylophis Beddome, 1878 (Serpentes: Pareidae) from the southern Western Ghats of India. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 219–230. 2021 Scopus
Ramvilas, G., Dhyani, S., Kumar, B., Sinha, N., Raghavan, R., Selvaraj, G., Divakar, N., Anoop, V. K., Shalu, K., Sinha, A., Kulkarni, A., Das, S., & Molur, S. (2021). Insights on COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and opportunities for India's biodiversity research: From complexity to building adaptations. Biological conservation, 255, 109003. 2021 Scopus
Narayanan, S., Suyesh, R., & Das, S. (2021). On the status and validity of the recently described Raorchestes kollimalai Gowande, Ganesh & Mirza 2020. Zootaxa, 4970(3), 597-600. 2021 Scopus
Das, S., K.P. Rajkumar, K.A. Sreejith, M. Royaltata & P. S. Easa (2020). New locality records and call description of the Resplendent Shrub Frog (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 12(11): 16502–16509. 2020 Scopus
Hime, P.M., Lemmon, A.R., Lemmon, E.C.M., Scott-Prendini, E., Brown, J.M., Thomson,R.C., Kratovil, J.D., Noonan, B.P., Pyron, R.A., Peloso, P.L.V., Kortyna, M.L., Keogh, J.S., Donnellan, S.C., Mueller, R.L., Raxworthy, C.J., Kunte, K., Ron, S., Das, S., Gaitonde, N., Green, D.M., Labisko, J., Che, J., Weisrock, D.W. (2020). Phylogenomics uncovers ancient gene-tree discordance in the Amphibian Tree of Life. Systematic Biology, USYB-2019-084. 2020 Scopus
Deepak, V., Narayanan, S., Das, S., Rajkumar, K. P., Easa, P. S., Sreejith, K. A. & Gower D. J. (2020). Description of a new species of Xylophis Beddome, 1878 (Serpentes: Pareidae: Xylophiinae) from the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa, 4755, 231–250 2020 Scopus
Michaels, C. J., Das, S., Chang, Y. M. and Tapley, B. (2018). Modulation of foraging strategy in response to distinct prey items and their scents in the aquatic frog Xenopus longipes (Anura: Pipidae). Herpetological Bulletin, (143). 2018 Scopus
Kanagavel, A., Eluvathingal, L. M., Parvathy, S., Kotharambath, R., & Das, S. (2017). Potential flagship species for improving support and garnering attention towards amphibian conservation in the Western Ghats, India. Diversity & Ecology of Amphibians of India, ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife & Protected Areas, 19, 271-292 2017 Scopus
Giri, V.B., Deepak, V., Captain, A., Das, A., Das, S., Rajkumar, K.P., Rathish, R.L. and Gower, D.J., (2017). A new species of Rhabdops Boulenger, 1893 (Serpentes: Natricinae) from the northern Western Ghats region of India. Zootaxa, 4319(1), pp.27-52 2017 Scopus
Raghavan, R., Das, S., Nameer, P.O., Bijukumar, A. and Dahanukar, N. (2016) Protected areas and imperiled endemic freshwater biodiversity in the Western Ghats Hotspot. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26(S1):78- 90. 2016 Scopus
Rajkumar, K.P., Prasad, T.S., Das, S., Sreehari, R., Easa, P.S., and Sreejith, K.A. (2016). New Locality Record of the Travancore Bush Frog Raorchestes travancoricus Boulenger, 1891 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(1): 8379-8382 2016 Scopus
Sreehari, R., Das, S., Gnanakumar, M., Rajkumar, K.P., Sreejith, K. P., Kiishor, N., Bhaskar, D., Easa, P. S., & Nameer, P.O (2016). Recent records and distribution of the Indian Brown Mongoose Herpestes fuscus Gray, 1837 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae) from the southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(11): 9367-9370 2016 Scopus
Das, S. (2015). A checklist of amphibians of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8023–8035. 2015 Scopus
Nameer, P.O., Praveen, J., Bijukumar, A., Palot, M.J., Das, S., & Raghavan, R. (2015). A checklist of the vertebrates of Kerala State, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 7961–7970. 2015 Scopus
Praveen, E. S., Das, S., & Dilip, K. G. (2015). Sighting of Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris, and Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica from the Arabian Sea, off Ponnani, Kerala. India BIRDS 10(1): 26-27 2015 NA
Pratihar, S., Clark, JH., H.O., Dutta, S., Khan, M.S., Patra, B.C., Ukuwela, K.D.B., Das, A., Li, P., Jiang, J., Lewis, J. P., Pandey, B. N., Razzaque, A., Hassapakis, C., Deuti, K. & Das, S. (2014). Diversity and conservation of amphibians in South and Southeast Asia. Sauria 36(1): 9-59 (Germany). 2015 NA
Das, S., Kechery, S., Sreenivasan P. P., & Sreeranj C., (2013). Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla from Puthankadapuram, Kerala, India. Indian BIRDS 8(3) 73. 2013 NA
Sreekar R, Mohan A, Das, S., Agarwal P, Vivek R (2013) Natural Windbreaks Sustain Bird Diversity in a Tea-Dominated Landscape. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70379. 2103 NA
Zachariah, A., Abraham, R.K., Das, S., Jayan, K.C. & Altig, R. (2012) A detailed account of the reproductive strategy and developmental stages of Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae), the only extant member of an archaic frog lineage. Zootaxa, 3510, 53–64 2012 Scopus
Zachariah, A., Dinesh, K. P., Kunhikrishnan, E., Das, S., Raju, D. V., Radhakrishnan, C., Jafer Palot, M. &Kalesh, S. (2011) Nine new species of frogs of the genus Raorchestes (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India. Biosystematica, 5(1): 25-48 2011 Scopus
Title Conference/Seminar Details Date
SAmphibian diversity of Eravikulam National Park National conference on Innovations in Biodiversity Conservation in Indian Scenario. St Aloysius College Elthuruth. March 13-14 13-03-2018
How do you understand a frog that surfaces for only seven days in a year Students Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge. March 22-24 22-03-2016
Frogs of Kerala National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation; Trends and Prospects. Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala. September 17-18. 17-09-2015
UG/ PG Paper Title
PG Ecology and Ethology

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