12 new species & rediscovery of 3 Lost! night frogs published in the latest issue of  Zootaxa, a peer-reviewed journal for animal taxonomists.

Chikilidae: a new family of legless amphibians discovered from northeast India. Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, London, February 2012.

Three new Chikila species described (in press) from northeast India.


Selected Publications
In indexed/peer reviewed journals

2014
Biju, SD, Sonali G, Mahony, S, Wijayathilaka, N., Senevirathne, G. and Meegaskumbura, M. 2014. DNA barcoding, phylogeny and systematics of Golden-backed frogs (Hylarana, Ranidae) of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, with the description of seven new species. Contributions to Zoology, 83 (4) 269-335.   http://www.contributionstozoology.nl/vol83/nr04/a04

Biju, SD, Sonali G, Gururaja, KV, Yogesh S and Sandeep AW. 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 (Biological Sciences), 43 (1): 37-123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cjsbs.v43i1.6850

Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD and Bee MA. 2014.Vocal behavior of the elusive Purple frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a fossorial species endemic to the Western Ghats. PLoS One 9(2). http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0084809

2013
Biju SD, Kamei RG, Mahony S, Thomas A, Garg S, Suyesh R and S and G Sircar. 2013. Taxonomic review of the tree frog genus Rhacophorus from the Western Ghats, India (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with description of ontogenetic colour changes and reproductive behavior. Zootaxa 3636 (2): 257–289.

Kamei RG, Gower DJ, Wilkinson M and Biju SD. 2013. Systematics of the caecilian family Chikilidae (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) with the description of three new species of Chikila from northeast India. Zootaxa 3666 (4): 401–435

Bee MA, Suyesh R and Biju SD. 2013. Vocal behavior in the Ponmudi bush frog: repertoire and individual variation. Herpetologica 69, 22-35

Mahony S, Teeling  EC and Biju SD.  2013. Three new species of horned frogs, Megophrys (Amphibia: Megophryidae), from northeast India, with a resolution to the identity of Megophrys boettgeri populations reported from the region. Zootaxa 3722 (2): 143–169.

Bee MA, Suyesh R, and Biju SD. 2013.The vocal repertoire of Pseudophilautuskani, a shrub frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats of India. Bioacoustics 22, 67–85.

2012
Kamei RG, Mauro DS, Gower DJ, Bocxlaer IV, Sherratt E, Thomas A, Babu S, Bossuyt F, Wilkinson M and SD Biju. 2012. Discovery of a new family of amphibians from Northeast India with ancient links to Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, London. 279 (1737): 2396–2401.

Claude Gascon, James P. Collins, Don R. Church, Robin D. Moore, Franco Andreone, Phil Bishop, SD Biju (and others). 2012. Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes 2012, 29 (1-4): 15–27.

2011
Van Bocxlaer, I, Biju, SD, Willaert, B, Giri, VB, Shouche, YS & F Bossuyt. 2011. Mountain-associated clade endemism in an ancient frog family (Nyctibatrachidae) on the Indian subcontinent. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 839-847.

Mahony, S, Sengupta, S, Kamei, RG & SD Biju. 2011. A new low altitude species of Megophrys Kuhl and Van Hasselt (Amphibia: Megophryidae), from Assam, northeast India. Zootaxa 3059: 36–46.

Biju, SD, Van Bocxlaer, I, Mahony, S, Dinesh, KP, Radhakrishnan, C, Zachariah, A, Giri, VB, & F Bossuyt. 2011. A taxonomic review of the Night Frog genus Nyctibatrachus Boulenger, 1882 in the Western Ghats, India (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae) with description of twelve new species. Zootaxa 3029: 1-96.

Gower, DJ, Diego, SM, Giri, VB, Bhatta, G, Venu, G, Ramachandran, K, Oommen, OV, Fatih, FA, Mackenzie-Dodds, JA, Nussbaum, RA, Biju, SD, Shouche, YS & M Wilkinson. 2011. Molecular systematics of caeciliid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) of the Western Ghats, India. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59: 698–707.

2010
Hoffmann, M. ……….. SD Biju (and others). 2010. The impact of conservation on the status of the world’s vertebrates. Science 330: 1503-1509.

Van Bocxlaer, I, Loader, SP, Roelants, K, Biju, SD, Menegon, M & F Bossuyt. 2010. Gradual adaptation toward a range-expansion phenotype initiated the global radiation of toads. Science 327: 679–682.

Biju, SD, Mahony, S & RG, Kamei. 2010. Description of two new species of torrent frog, Amolops Cope (Anura: Ranidae) from a degrading forest in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland. Zootaxa 2408: 31–46.

Biju, SD, Shouche, YS, Dubois, A, Dutta, SK & F Bossuyt. 2010. A ground-dwelling rhacophorid frog from the highest mountain peak of the Western Ghats of India. Current Science 98: 1119-1125.

2009
Kamei, RG, Wilkinson, M, Gower, DJ & SD Biju. 2009. Three new species of striped Ichthyophis (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) from the northeast Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland. Zootaxa 2267: 26-42.

Biju, SD, Van Bocxlaer, I, Giri, VB, Loader, SP & F Bossuyt. 2009. Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India. BMC Research Notes 2:241.

Biju, SD. 2009. A novel nesting behaviour of a treefrog, Rhacophorus lateralis in the Western Ghats, India. Current Science 97: 433-437.

Van Bocxlaer, I, Biju, SD, Loader, SP & F Bossuyt. 2009. Toad radiation reveals into-India dispersal as a source of endemism in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:131.

Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2009. Systematics and phylogeny of Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Western Ghats of India, with descriptions of 12 new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155: 374-444.

2008
Biju, SD, Roelants, K & F Bossuyt. 2008. Phylogenetic position of the montane treefrog Polypedates variabilis Jerdon, 1853 (Anura: Rhacophoridae), and description of a related species. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 8: 267-276.

Biju, SD, Kamei, RG, Bhatta, G, Giri, VB, Cox, NA, Das, I & F Bossuyt. 2008. Diversity and Conservation Status of the Western Ghats Amphibians. In: Stuart, SN, Hoffmann, M, Chanson, JS, Cox, NA, Berridge, R, Ramani, P & BE Young, eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.

Bain, R, Biju, SD, Brown, R, Das, I, Diesmos, A., Dutta, S, Gower, DJ, Inger, R, Iskandar, D, Kaneko, Y, Lau, MWN, Meegaskumbura, M, Ohler, A, Papenfuss, T, Pethiyagoda, R, Stuart, B, Wilkinson, M & F Xie. 2008. Amphibians of the Indomalayan Realm. In: Stuart, SN, Hoffmann, M, Chanson, JS, Cox, N.A., Berridge, R, Ramani, P & BE Young, eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.

2007
Biju, SD, Van Bocxlaer, I, Giri, VB, Roelants, K, Nagaraju, J & F Bossuyt. 2007.A new nightfrog, Nyctibatrachus minimus sp. nov. (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae): the smallest frog from India. Current Science 93: 854-858.

Roelants, K, Gower, DJ, Wilkinson, M, Loader, SP, Biju, SD, Guillaume, K, Moriau, L & F Bossuyt 2007. Global patterns of diversification in the history of modern amphibians. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 104: 887-892.

2006
Van Bocxlaer, I, Roelants, K, Biju, SD, Nagaraju, J & F Bossuyt. 2006. Late Cretaceous vicariance in Gondwanan amphibians. PLoS ONE 1: e74.

Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2006. Two new species of Philautus (Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae) from the Western Ghats, India. Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 1-9.

2005
Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2005. Two new Philautus (Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae) from Ponmudi Hill in the Western Ghats of India. Copeia 2005: 29-37.

Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2005. A new species of frog (Ranidae, Rhacophorinae), Philautus from the rainforest canopy in the Western Ghats, India. Current Science 88: 175-178.

Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2005. A new species of Philautus (Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae) from Ponmudi hill in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Herpetology 39: 349-353.

2003
Biju, SD & F Bossuyt. 2003. New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles. Nature 425: 711-714.

Biju, SD. 2003. Reproductive mode in the shrub frog Philautus glandulosus (Jerdon, 1853) (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Current Science 84: 283-284.

2001 and older

Biju, SD. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. ISCB- Occasional Publication 1:1-24.

Dubois, A, Ohler, A & SD Biju, 2001. A new genus and species of Ranidae (Amphibia, Anura) from south-western India. Alytes 19: 53-79.

Biju, SD. 2000. Two frogs and hundred years. Biodiversity India, ISCB- Publication 8-12: 10-11.


Plant Publications
Only for academic interest, currently I am not doing any research in plants (reprints are available on request).

Biju, SD. 2002. Lectotypification of two Linnaean specific names in Convolvulaceae. Taxon 51: 755- 757.

Biju, SD. 2002. Relocation of Impatiens anaimudica C. Fischer and taxonomic status of I. konalarensis Chandrab. et al. Rheedea 11: 109-113.

Biju, SD. 2002. Ipomoea parasitica (Kunth) G. Don (Convolvulaceae): A new record for India. Rheedea 22: 77-79.

Sanjappa, M, Sathish, CK & SD Biju. 2002. Indian Brushes with Orchids: Orchid Icons of Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India and Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute- special issue 1-4.

Biju, SD & M Kumar. 2000. Rediscovery of Impatiens johnii Barnes (Balsaminaceae), An endemic balsam from Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India. Indian Jour. Forest. 22: 174-176.

Biju, SD, Pushpangadan, P & P Mathew. 1999. Stictocaedia sivarajanii, a new species of Convolvulaceae from Kerala, India. Novon 9: 147-149.

Biju, SD, Mathew P & M Kumar. 1998. Ipomoea mombassana Vatke (Convolvulaceae)- A new record for India. Jour. Econ. Tax. Bot. 22(2): 471-473.

Biju, SD, 1999. Chronicles of Discoveries-The Pursuit of Plants, pp. 145-174. Silent Valley-Whispers of Reasons (eds) TM Manoharan, SD Biju, TS Nayar & PS Easa, Kerala Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram.

Biju, SD & P Mathew. 1994. Merremia hirta (L.) Merril (Convolvulaceae)- A new record from Peninsular India. Jour. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 181-183.

Biju, SD & P Mathew. 1993. Merremia cissoides (Convolvulaceae)- A new record for India, Jour. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 90: 121-122.

Sivarajan, VV, Biju, SD & P Mathew. 1993. Taxonomy and nomenclature of some India specie of Hedyotis (Rubiaceae). Kew Bull. 48: 391-395.

Biju, SD, George, EJ, Sivarajan, VV & P Mathew. 1992. Notes on the identity and nomenclature of two herbaceous species of Hedyotis L. (Rubiaceae). Rheedea 2: 11-18.

Sivarajan, VV, Biju, SD & P Mathew. 1992. Revision of the genus Psilanthus Hook.f. (Rubiaceae, tribe Coffeeae), in India. Bot. Bull. Accademia Sinica 33: 209-224.

Mathew, P & SD Biju. 1991. Lepistesmon verdcourtii, A new species of Convolvulaceae from India, with notes on L. binectariferum and L. leiocalyx. Kew Bull. 46: 559-562.

Kunju, ATV, Mathew, P & SD Biju. 1990. Diodia teres Walt. (Rubiaceae)- A new record for India. Indian Jour. Forestry 13: 351-352.

Sivarajan, VV & SD Biju 1990. Taxonomic and nomemclatural notes on the Hedyotis corymbosa complex (Rubiaceae) in India. Taxon 39: 665-674.

Sivarajan, VV, Pradeep, AK & SD Biju 1989. Pterocymbium tinctorium (Blanco.) Merr. var. javanicum (R. Br.) Kosterm. (Sterculiaceae)- A new introduction to India. Jour. Forestry 5: 5-8.

Rajasekharan, S, Pushpangadan, P & SD Biju. 1996. Folk medicine of Kerala: A study on native traditional folk healing art and its practitioners, pp. 167-172. Ethnobiology in Human welfare (ed) SK Jain, Deep Publications, New Delhi.

Books
Ocimum: 1993. P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan & SD Biju, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, pp 96.

Neem: 1993. P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan & SD Biju, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, pp 63.

Muringa (Drum Stick): 1996. P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan & SD Biju, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, pp 109.

Biodiversity: 1996. P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan & SD Biju, Kerala Planning Board, pp 111.

Edited books
Silent Valley-Whispers of Reasons (eds) TM Manoharan, SD Biju, TS Nayar & PS Easa, Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram, 425 p (total 456).

Popular article (2008 onwards)
Biju, SD. Taxonomy- the tragedy of nameless extinction. The Hindu Survey of the Environment 2008.

Biju, SD. WANTED - millions of name. The Hindu Survey of the Environment 2009.

Biju, SD. LOST! Amphibians of India. The Hindu Survey of Environment 2011.

Published 43 articles in The Hindu, The Indian Express, Sanctuary Asia etc.