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  • Title
    Documenting the fauna of a small temporary pond from Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Most of the limnological studies in India have focussed on a few taxa of large, permanent water bodies, and pond ecosystems, and related temporary water bodies are neglected.  We present here a faunal inventory, with representative photographs, for a single, small temporary pond, reporting over 125 species of strictly aquatic fauna and 25 species of associated fauna, even though we did not identify some groups such as Protozoa, Diptera and nymphs of Odonata, etc.  The identified species belong to seven taxa of vertebrates and invertebrates together. Arthropoda and Rotifera were the most species rich groups, observed with 83 and 45 representatives, respectively. Coleoptera were the most numerous in terms of species number.  Such a small water body holds some endemics as well as otherwise very rare animals and so deserves better attention.  We also highlight the potential and importance of such habitats for research and conservation.   
    Attribution
    Kulkarni Mihir R., Padhye Sameer, Vanjare Avinash Isaac, Jakhalekar Shriraj S., Shinde Yugandhar S., Paripatyadar Shruti V., Sheth Sayali D., Kulkarni Siddharth, Phuge Samadhan K., Bhakare Kalyani, Kulkarni Aboli S., Pai Kalpana, Ghate Hemant V. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(7) pp. 7196-7210; doi:10.11609/jott.2017.7196-7210
  • Title
    The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A preliminary checklist of moth species collected in north Maharashtra is presented based on studies carried out in various localities from June 2009 to June 2010. From a total of 728 individuals, 245 morphospecies, placed in 177 genera and 20 families, were recognized. Almost a third of these species were collected as singletons and can be considered as rare. The moth fauna is very rich in arboreal feeding forms, indicating that the area is a fairly undisturbed forest patch. Of the 20 families encountered, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Crambidae, Geometridae and Sphingidae are the most diverse.
    Attribution
    Gurule S.A., Nikam S.M. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(5) pp. 4693-4713; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713
  • Title
    Rare Aquatic Bird Species of Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Rare Aquatic birds of the western Ghats
  • Title
    rare leopard cat
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Rare Leopard cat