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    First record of Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) from Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in semi-arid landscape of Rajasthan, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Restricted to India and Sri Lanka in its distribution, the Rusty-spotted Cat <I>Prionailurus rubiginosus</I>is the smallest felid in the world. The present distribution of this species in India is to a large extent not thoroughly documented and is based on opportunistic sightings and reports. To date, the northernmost confirmed record of this cat is from Sariska and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. In this communication, we present evidence of this species from further south at Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary from the state of Rajasthan.
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    Sailaja Nayak, Sunny Shah & Jimmy Borah, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9761–9763http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3303.9.1.9761-9763
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    The genus Zeuxine Lindl. (Orchidaceae) in Tripura State, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    An account of two species of Zeuxine Lindl. (Orchidaceae) occurring in Tripura is presented in this paper. Zeuxine longilabris (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. turned out to be a new distributional record for the state of Tripura.
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    S.P. Panda, B.K. Singh, M.U. Sharief, S.S. Hameed & A. Pramanik, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9675-9677 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2843.8.14.9675-9677
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    On the distribution of Aeshna petalura Martin, 1908 (Odonata: Anisoptera: Aeshnidae) in the Indian subcontinent
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Aeshna petalura Martin, is documented for the first time from the high ranges of the eastern Himalaya (above 4,000m) and also a new record from the Tawang Region of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The description of the species along with a distribution range map is also provided. The type locality and distribution within India is also discussed.
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    R. Babu & G. Srinivasan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9034–9037 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2932.8.7.9034-9037
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    Diversity and distribution of Primula species in western Arunachal Pradesh, eastern Himalayan region, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper highlights the diversity, distribution and population status of Primula species in western Arunachal Pradesh. The present study has established the rich diversity of Primula species in western Arunachal Pradesh with a record total of 25 species, out of which five species, viz., Primula ioessa W.W.Sm., Primula munroi Lindley, Primula obliqua W.W.Sm., Primula prolifera Wall. and Primula jigmediana Hook. f. & Thomson ex Watt, are new to Arunachal Pradesh.  More than 60% of the taxa of Primula of the state occurs in two districts of the western part of the state.  A maximum diversity (76%) of Primula species was recorded between 3500m and 4000m and a minimum (4%) was between 1500m and 2000m.  This study showed the poor population of some Primula species in the study area.  Among the four sampling sites the Panga-Teng-Tso is highly disturbed which is clearly reflected by very poor population density of P. hookeri (1.36 individuals m-2). Various natural and anthropogenic threats have led to the pressure on the habitat of Primula species. Considering the rich species diversity of Primula and their distributional affinities, western Arunachal Pradesh may be considered as a centre of diversity of Indo-Chinese Primula species and appropriate conservation strategies should be adopted for the conservation of this genus. 
    Attribution
    Bawri Amal, Gajurel Padma Raj, Paul Ashish, Khan Mohamed Latif (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7) pp. 6788-6795; doi:10.11609/jott.1788.6788-6795
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    A brief account of Orchidaceae in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Orchidaceae family of Sanjay Gandhi National Park has been studied. 15 taxa belonging to 12 genera have been enumerated. Out of which, eight genera are epiphytic and four terrestrial.  Five species are new distributional records for Sanjay Gandhi National Park while 12 species mentioned by earlier authors have not been found in the present area.    
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    Cerejo-Shivkar Sweedle, Shinde Rajendra D. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(7) pp. 7287-7295; doi:10.11609/jott.2026.7287-7295
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    On the present status of distribution and threats of high value medicinal plants in the higher altitude forests of the Indian eastern Himalaya
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The eastern Himalaya region is a rich repository of medicinal plants.  Excessive collection and unsustainable harvesting of medicinal plants from the wild are leading to a depletion of populations and threatening species in the region.  A study was conducted to explore the diversity, distribution and population status of selected medicinal plants species in the higher altitudes of Arunachal Pradesh, India through extensive field surveys and consultations with the local communities.  Out of about 75 medicinal plants recorded, 41 rare and commercially important medicinal plants were observed in the sub-temperate to alpine forest within an altitudinal range of 1500–4500 m.  Taxonomically these species fall under 25 families of higher plants, of which 31 are dicots, seven are monocots and three gymnosperms.  Many threatened species like Taxus wallichiana, Coptis teeta, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax sikkimensis were recorded in specific localities.  The western part of the state exhibits maximum species diversity.  Out of the various threats observed, improper harvesting, habitat loss and trade are found to be more destructive to the population.  Intensive efforts from both in situ and ex situ conservation practices are necessary for sustainable management and conservation of these species. 
    Attribution
    Gajurel P. R., Ronald Kh., Buragohain R., Rethy P., Singh B., Potsangbam S. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(7) pp. 7243-7252; doi:10.11609/jott.2021.7243-7252
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    An addition to the known range of Marumba irata Joicey & Kaye, 1917 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in northeastern India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A species of moth belonging to the family Sphingidae, Marumba irata Joicey & Kaye, 1917, was sighted in Nagaland and Manipur, reported here as the first records from northeastern India and extension of the known distribution range of the species westward from its earlier known distribution in Myanmar, and from the south-eastern parts of China and northern Vietnam.  
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    Vaidya Alka, Huidrom Harmenn, Singh Irungbam Jatishwor (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7) pp. 7831-7832; doi:10.11609/jott.2330.7831-7832
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    New distribution record of the Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti Hume, 1873, (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) in Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Little is known about the distribution of the endemic forest owlet Heteroglaux Blewitti in India. Its presence has been always dubious in the past in Gujarat. Earlier surveys failed to confirm its occurrence in Gujarat. We present the photographic evidence of the forest owlet from the Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat. Two individuals were observed in the same locality. This record presents the first record of Forest owlet from northernmost Western Ghats. A species targeted study is recommended to generate information for the conservation of this threatened species in its range in Gujarat.
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    Patel Jenis R., Patel Shashank B., Rathor Saurabh C., Patel Jaymal A., Patel Pratik B., Vasava Anirudh G. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7940-7944; doi:10.11609/jott.2385.7940-7944
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    Occurrence of three Western Ghats elements in dry evergreen forest of Gingee Hills, Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The botanical exploration of Gingee hills, Tamil Nadu, India resulted in collection of three species viz., Diospyros affinis Thwaites, Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K. Hoffm. and Premna wightiana Schauer have showing their extended geographical distribution in Eastern Ghats. This study revealed about the disjunct distribution, ecology and the present status of these three species from the Eastern Ghats. 
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    Balachandran N., Rajendiran K., Gastmans W. F. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(7) pp. 8177-8181; doi:10.11609/jott.2433.7.14.8177-8181
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    An occurrence of Indo-Chinese taxon Momordica subangulata Blume subsp. subangulata (Cucurbitaceae) in Nagaland: a new distribution record from India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Momordica subangulata Blume subsp. subangulata collected from Tuensang district of Nagaland forms a new distributional record for India. Earlier, this taxon was reported from Indo-China (Mainland Southeast Asia) and southern China. Its description, phenology, ecology, relevant notes and uses are presented. 
    Attribution
    Soyimchiten ., Pradheep K., John K. Joseph, Nayar E. Roshini (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(7) pp. 8182-8184; doi:10.11609/jott.1754.7.14.8182-8184
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    An ecological assessment of Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus (Mammalia: Lagomorpha: Leporidae) in Manas National Park, Assam, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    This study of the Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus in the tall grassland habitat of Manas National Park, Assam during 2009–2010 is the first detailed assessment in northeastern India.  We assessed the status, distribution, habitat use and key threats to this rare and little studied lagomorph species.  After interviewing local forest staff, 20 grassland patches within a survey area of 2.65ha were selected and transects (50x2 m) laid randomly to determine the presence/absence of Hispid Hare by recording pellets and other indirect evidence.  Hare presence was recorded in 17 grassland patches within transects dominated by Imperata cylindrica and Saccharum narenga.  Hispid Hare preferred dry savannah grasslands to wet alluvial grasslands during winter and avoided recently burned patches due to lack of cover and food.  The distribution pattern observed was clumped (s2/a = 6.2), with more evidence of Hispid Hare presence in areas where ground cover was dense, dry and away from water sources. Population density was estimated at 381.55 individuals/km2, which in comparison with other studies indicates that Manas National Park currently holds the highest density of Hispid Hare.  Habitat loss due to overgrazing, unsustainable thatch harvesting, burning of grassland, weed invasion, encroachment and hunting were identified as key threats which must be addressed to ensure survival of this threatened species in the Park.  
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    Nath Naba K., Machary Kamal (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8195-8204; doi:10.11609/jott.2461.7.15.8195-8204
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    Occurrence of Elymnias hypermnestra undularis (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) at Ropar wetland, Punjab, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Recently, while conducting ‘General Faunistic Survey’ of Punjab in districts, viz., Kapurthala, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur and Rupnagar (Ropar), two examples of Elymnias were studied at village Katli and around, Ropar Wetland on 17 November, 2011.
    Attribution
    Sharma N., Kumar P., Tak P.C. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(6) pp. 5499-5500; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3190.5499-500