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  • Title
    A pilot survey of the avifauna of Rangdum Valley, Kargil, Ladakh (Indian Trans-Himalaya)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    An avifaunal survey of Rangdum Valley in Kargil District, Jammu & Kashmir, India was carried out between June and July 2011.  McKinnon’s species richness and total count methods were used.  A total of 69 species were recorded comprising six passage migrants, 25 residents, 36 summer visitors and three vagrants.  The recorded species represents seven orders and 24 families, accounting for 23% of the species known from Ladakh.  A majority of the bird species are insectivores. 
    Attribution
    Ahmed Tanveer, Khan Afifullah, Chandan Pankaj (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(7) pp. 7274-7281; doi:10.11609/jott.2024.7274-7281
  • Title
    Spiders of Kerala Agricultural University Campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A total of 86 species of spiders belonging to 56 genera of 20 families have been recorded from the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) campus, Thrissur, Kerala, southern India.  This represents 5.1% of the total spiders’ species and 33.33% of the total families of spiders recorded in India.  The dominant spider family at KAU campus is Araneidae with 18 species of nine genera. Salticidae is represented by 14 species of 13 genera.  Out of 252 endemic spiders of India, 16 have been reported from KAU campus.  Guild structure analysis shows spiders belonging to seven types of feeding guilds present in KAU campus.  Orb-web builders are the dominant feeding guild accounting for 34%, followed by stalkers (22%), ground runners (20%), ambushers (8%), scattered line weavers (8%), foliage runners (7%) and sheet-web builders (1%). 
    Attribution
    Adarsh C. K., Nameer P. O. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8288-8295; doi:10.11609/jott.2468.7.15.8288-8295
  • Title
    Acridid (Orthoptera) fauna of agricultural ecosystem in some southern districts of Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Thirty-one species of Acridids were identified belonging to the families Acrididae (25 species) and Pyrgomorphidae (6 species) from the monocot and dicot crop fields in Madurai, Dindigul, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, and Theni of the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu. The feeding guild of the acridids recorded 9 species of grass feeder, 1 species of dicot feeder and 21 species of mixed feeder. Among the Acridids collected 18 species were recorded as core species based on their abundance from the areas surveyed and the other 13 species were designated as satellite species due to their sporadic distribution.
    Attribution
    Ananthaselvi R., Suresh P., Janarthanan S., Karthikeyan K.A.M., Vijayakumar I. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(1) pp. 491-492; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1621.491-2