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  • Title
    An update on the distribution pattern and endemicity of three lesser-known tree species in the Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present communication reports an update on the distribution of three endemic tree species of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, namely, Atuna indica (Bedd.) Kosterm., Paracroton integrifolius (Airy Shaw) N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab. and Phaeanthus malabaricus Bedd. The discovery of these taxa in the Makutta Ghat of Kodagu District results in the extension of their northern range limits and further enriches the flora of Karnataka state by three more tree species. Within the Western Ghats, these taxa were previously recorded only from the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while Paracroton integrifolius (Airy Shaw) N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab. has also been recorded from Sri Lanka. Nomenclature updates, detailed descriptions, conservation status and relevant notes on the habitat, phenology and distribution localization are supplied. Additionally, field photographs and scanned herbarium specimens are provided to facilitate easy identification of these taxa in the field.
    Attribution
    K. Sankara Rao, N.V. Page, A.N. Sringeswara, R. Arun Singh & Imran Baig, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9350–9355 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2362.8.11.9350-9355
  • Title
    Validation of the reported occurrence of Tajuria maculate, the Spotted Royal butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), in the Western Ghats, southwestern India, on the basis of two new records
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We report here two sightings of Tajuria maculata from Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodagu District, southwestern Karnataka) and Kottathalachimala (Kannur District, northern Kerala), southern Western Ghats, India. These sightings confirm the presence of this species in the Western Ghats, from where only a single specimen had been collected approximately 80 years ago with little information accompanying the specimen. This validation is important because the nearest known populations of this species are in the Eastern Himalaya and northeastern India, approximately 2,000km from the populations reported here. These sightings show that the species is firmly established in the Western Ghats, although it is rare and had gone unnoticed for many decades.
    Attribution
    Sarkar V.K., Das D.S., Balakrishnan V.C., Kunte K. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(3) pp. 1629-1632; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2645.1629-32