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  • Title
    Additions to the scorpion fauna (Arachnida: Scorpiones) of Kerala, India, with an illustrated key to the genera
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Two species of scorpions ( Arachnida : Scorpiones) viz., LychaslaevifronsPocock and Heterometrus flavimanus (Pocock) are reported for the first time form Kerala and an illustrated key to the genera and checklist of scorpion species of Kerala are provided. Currently 21 species under 09 genera of scorpions are known from the state.
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    K. Aswathi & P.M. Sureshan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9844–9850 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2039.9.2.9844-9850
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    Diversity and seasonality of polypore fungi in the moist deciduous forests of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The objective of present study was to understand the diversity, distribution and seasonality of polypore fungi in the moist deciduous forests of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary in three different seasons. Results obtained showed that density and frequency of occurrence have been varied significantly during different seasons and the community structure and species composition during monsoon and post monsoon seasons were distinct from pre-monsoon season. Fomitopsis feei with higher abundance values dominated the moist deciduous forests during monsoon season (17.72) and post-monsoon season (13.79). During pre-monsoon season, Daedalea flavida was the dominant species with abundance value of 10.93. The above fungi were predominant during all the seasons due to their high ecological amplitude. Fungal diversity analysis showed that species richness was higher during monsoon season and revealed the influence of seasonal variation on fungal diversity. The high species similarity was observed between monsoon and post monsoon season compared to pre-monsoon and monsoon.
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    A. Muhammed Iqbal, Kattany Vidyasagaran & P. Narayan Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9434–9442 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2567.8.12.9434-9442
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    Are exotics Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) (Clitellata: Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) a threat to native earthworms in Kerala, India?
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Two exotic species of earthworms, Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) are recorded for the first time from the state of Kerala, southern India. Both the species were collected along with other exotic species at most of the sites.
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    S. Prasanth Narayanan, S. Sathrumithra, Dinu Kuriakose, G. Christopher, A.P. Thomas & J.M. Julka, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8938–8942 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2872.8.6.8938-8942
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    A new species of Ropalidia Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) from the southern Western Ghats, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species, Ropalidia narendrani sp. nov. is described from Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. The affinities of the new species are also discussed.
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    Shareef K.P. Mohammed, Kishore Lambert, Kumar P. Girish (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7) pp. 6836-6838; doi:10.11609/jott.1797.6836-6838
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    Odonata (Insecta) diversity of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, the southern Western Ghats, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A study was conducted at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki District, Kerala, the southern Western Ghats, to assess the diversity of odonates. We report 48 species of odonates, which include 31 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies) and 17 species of Zygoptera (damselflies). Among the dragonflies, the family Libellulidae dominated with 25 species, while Coenagrionidae with seven species was the dominant family among the damselflies. The odonate diversity of Chinnar WS accounted for 31.16 % of the odonates in Kerala and 27.58% of the odonates of the Western Ghats. Chinnar also recorded two species of odonates that are endemic to the Western Ghats, which are, the Pied Reed Tail Protosticta gravelyi and the Travancore Bamboo Tail Esme mudiensis.
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    Adarsh C.K., Arunraj R., Nameer P.O. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(7) pp. 6910-6919; doi:10.11609/jott.1853.6910-6919
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    Description of a new species of predatory mite (Acari: Phytoseiidae: Mesostigmata) from Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A study was conducted on the biodiversity of predatory acarines of several districts of northern Kerala.  The study revealed the occurrence of a new species of predatory mite under the family Phytoseiidae from Palakkad District.  The new species of predatory mite Phytoseius alathurensis is described with appropriate illustrations.  
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    Haneef P.K. Sajna, Sadanandan Mary Anithalatha (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7164-7167; doi:10.11609/jott.1973.7164-7167
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    A checklist of fishes of Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of the fishes of Kerala State is presented, along with their scientific and common names (English and Malayalam), endemism, IUCN Red List status, listing under different Schedules of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act and in the Appendices of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). Nine Hundred and five species of fishes are recorded from the inland and marine waters of Kerala comprising of 41 orders and 172 families. Close to 30% of the freshwater fish species found in Kerala are endemic to the State. Only 8% of the total fishes of Kerala are listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List, of which the majority are freshwater species. Several hundred fish species occurring in the marine waters of Kerala have not yet been assessed for their conservation status by IUCN.  
    Attribution
    Bijukumar A., Raghavan Rajeev (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 8036-8080; doi:10.11609/jott.2004.7.13.8036–8080
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    Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn., the less known endemic and threatened liana of the southern Western Ghats, requires immediate conservation
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Bauhinia phoenicea is endemic to the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is assessed as Vulnerable as per the IUCN red list criteria using primary and secondary information on trends in EOO, AOO and sub-populations. Taxonomy of the species, distribution, variability in the number of fertile stamens, and causes of rarity are discussed. Lectotypification is also made for B. benthamii, a taxonomic synonym of B. phoenicea. 
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    Singh R. K., Diwakar P. G., Sudhakar J. V. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(7) pp. 7676-7682; doi:10.11609/jott.2229.7676-7682
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    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Three new black mildews from Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The new species of fungi, Asterina mananthavadiensis and Meliola ficigena infected the leaves of Argyreia sp. and Ficus sp., respectively, have been described and illustrated in detail. The teleomorph of Asterostomula has been discovered and has been accommodated in a novel species of the genus Prillieuxina.
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    Hosagoudar V.B., Sabeena A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(5) pp. 4898-4900; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3650.4898-900
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    Coastal marine fish biodiversity along the western coast of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper presents distribution records of 184 fish species surveyed in rocky reef habitats on the west coast of India. Surveys were completed in situ by SCUBA diving. Twelve species appear to be new records for India based on previous literature including Fishbase. These are in the families Apogonidae, Pempheridae, Cirrhitidae, Pomacentridae, Acanthuridae, Balistidae, Monocanthidae, and Ostraciidae. Most fish species for which there are IUCN assessments were in the Least Concern category. However, one species was Endangered, two species Vulnerable, and three species Near Threatened. Several Data Deficient species were also recorded, which presents opportunities for research to strengthen conservation.
    Attribution
    Sluka R.D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(5) pp. 3574-3579; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3187.118
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    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series : Black mildews (Ascomycetes) from southern Western Ghats of peninsular India with description of 14 new species
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    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper gives an account of fifteen black mildew fungi collected from Kodagu in Karnataka and Kollam in Kerala state. Of these, Asterina cassiigena, A. chrysophylligena, A. hemidesmi, A. ushae, A. thevalakkaraensis, A. vitacearum, Asterostomella derridicola, A. vernoniae, Prillieuxina humboltiae, Echinodella mimusopsidis, Mahanteshamyces litseae, Sarcinella bischofiae, S. pogostemonis and S. securinegae are the new species, while Asterina antidesmatis forms a new record to India.
    Attribution
    Hosagoudar V.B., Jagath Thimmaiah C., Jayashankara M., Sabeena A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(5) pp. 3661-3669; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3262.3661-69
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    Foliicolous fungi of Silent Valley National Park, Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The work is the result of the foliicolous fungal collections made in the Silent Valley National Park, Palghat, Kerala, since 1985, resulted in recording 139 fungal taxa belonging to 30 fungal genera: Acremoniula (1), Acrodictys (1), Amazonia (3), Aphanopeltis (1), Armatella (4), Asteridiella (12), Asterina (32), Asterostomella (2), Asterostomula (1), Balladyna (2), Didymopsorella (1), Diplococcium (1), Dysrhynchis (1), Echidnodella (1), Endophyllum (1), Eupelte (1), Irenopsis (1), Leptosphaerulina (1), Meliola (47), Meliolina (1), Oidium (1), Palawaniella (1), Phakopsora (1), Prataprajella (1), Prillieuxina (1), Puccinia (1), Sarcinella (3), Schiffnerula (4), Spiropes (2) and Teratosperma (1), infected 138 plants belonging to 55 host families. The description of all these taxa are provided with illustrations. This area is the type locality for several fungal taxa.
    Attribution
    Hosagoudar V.B., Raju M.C. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(5) pp. 3701-3788; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3302.01-88