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  • Title
    Extended distribution of endemic Travancore Murainagrass Ischaemum travancorense Stapf ex C.E.C. Fisch. (Poaceae) to central India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Ischaemum travancorense Stapf ex C.E.C. Fisch., an endemic species, earlier known only from the Western Ghats of Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa is reported here for the first time from central India. 
    Attribution
    Datar Mandar N., Gorade Puroshottam, Nadgir Pratibha, Bayani Abhijeet (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6) pp. 6733-6736; doi:10.11609/jott.1726.6733-6736
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Anurans of the Meghamalai landscape, Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Meghamalai landscape, southern Western Ghats was surveyed for anurans from March 2006 to January 2009. Including published data, a total of 35 species of anurans belonging to 19 genera and eight families have been reported from the area. This includes 23 (65.7%) species endemic to the Western Ghats. New locality records for four species namely, Fejervarya mudduraja, Raorchestes griet, R. ponmudi and Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus were obtained. Several species recorded from the area are listed under various threat categories of IUCN Red List. Further studies are required to understand the ecological requirements of the anurans of the landscape.
    Attribution
    Srinivas G., Bhupathy S. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(5) pp. 4973-4978; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3593.4973-8
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Status of reptiles in Meghamalai and its environs, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We update the reptile fauna of Meghamalai area, Western Ghats based on a literature review and a recent study (2006-2008) by SACON. In all, 90 species of reptiles belonging to 53 genera and 14 families were reported from this area, which include 30 (33.3%) species endemic to the Western Ghats. Reptiles of the area shared distribution with all biogeographic zones of India, barring the Trans-Himalaya. High species richness in Meghamalai is due to its broader elevation width, presence of both windward and leeward zones and a variety of forest types. Studies conducted after 2006 added several species to the faunal list of the area, but could not record 16 species reported earlier including Hutton’s Pit Viper Tropidolaemus huttoni and the Blue-bellied Tree Skink Dasia subcaeruleum from the area since 1949. Numerically, several species are currently rare, and changes in land use and land cover could have led to reduction in their abundance and local extinction. It is hoped that the recently declared Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary would reduce further degradation of habitats and help conserve biodiversity. Further studies are needed for understanding the ecology of the several species of reptiles found in this and the nearby areas of the Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Bhupathy S., Sathishkumar N. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(5) pp. 4953-4961; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3595.4953-61