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    Cnemaspis flaviventralis, a new species of gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Cnemaspis flaviventralis, a new species of day gecko, is described from the forests of Amboli, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra State, northern Western Ghats, India. The new species was previously confused with the sympatric species Cnemaspis girii, C. indraneildasii, C. kolhapurensis and C. goaensis. It is distinguished from C. giri by having spine-like tubercles on flanks, granular dorsal scales intermixed with large, depressed, slightly keeled scales (vs. lack of spine-like tubercles on flanks, granular dorsal scales, intermixed with large smooth scales); from C. indraneildasii by having dorsal scales heterogeneous (vs. homogenous), lacking a series of enlarged median sub-caudal scales, and 28–29 (vs. 20) ventral scales across mid-body; from C. kolhapurensis by having heterogeneous (vs. homogenous) dorsal scalation, lacking spine-like tubercles on flanks and lacking pre-cloacal pores (vs. 24–28 pre-cloacal-femoral pores); and from C. goaensis by lacking pre-cloacal pores and lacking a series of enlarged median sub-caudal scales. We further provide partial mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequences for the new species and for the sympatric species C. girii, C. kolhapurensis and C. goaensis, and show that the new species is genetically distinct.
    Attribution
    Amit Sayyed, Robert Alexander Pyron & Neelesh Dahanukar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9619-9629 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2599.8.14.9619-9629
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    Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (Aves: Passeriformes: Sylviidae) in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra - a rare record for peninsular India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) winters in certain Asian and European countries. It is commonly seen in the eastern parts of India but sporadically distributed in peninsular India. It was observed on few occasions at the site visited by authors. This report is for one of its rare sightings, in the peninsular region of India in Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
    Attribution
    Pandya Parvish, Choursiya Vikrant, James Jyoti (2016). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(8) pp. 8410-8411; doi:10.11609/jott.1887.8.1.8410-8411
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    The status of Chinkara Gazella bennettii (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) at Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Supe, Baramati, Pune and a note on its current distribution in the southwestern region of the Deccan Plateau of Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    We conducted monthly road surveys for encounter rates of Chinkara Gazella bennettii in Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (MWS), Supe Baramati, Pune from June 2011 to May 2012.  The sighting records of Chinkara were collected from opportunistic surveys conducted in adjoining areas of the Sanctuary, up to a distance of 200km in the southwestern region of the Deccan plateau, Maharashtra. We observed that the Chinkara was facing threats from habitat depletion, including in MWS which was declared a sanctuary for their protection.  Road widening projects such as the four lane Pune-Solapur National Highway runs 13km on its northern side and a district highway from Ahmednagar to Satara running north-south from the boundary of the Sanctuary have been proposed.  Other threats like vehicular movement from tar roads crossing the sanctuary, a proposed underground canal, a major irrigation canal to be constructed along the boundary of the sanctuary, and the increasing number of fenced plots for new residential and other development projects are responsible for the reduction in suitable habitats of the Chinakara.  It appears that within a few years, the sanctuary will become an isolated patch of protected grassland, affecting the smooth movement of Chinkara within and beyond the sanctuary limits.  Therefore, the remaining population of Chinkara from the entire human dominated landscape will struggle for survival. 
    Attribution
    Gaikwad Mahesh Chandrakant, Narwade Sujit Shivaji; Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol 8, No 3 (2016) 26/3/2016; pp. 8590-8595; 10.11609/jott.2653.8.3.8590-8595
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    Notes on the distribution of some angiosperms from Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    An occurrence of three species, that are reported in Maharashtra flora based on Cooke’s report in ‘The Flora of the presidency of Bombay’, has been confirmed based on herbarium specimens deposited in the herbarium of Agharkar Research Institute, Pune in recent years.
    Attribution
    Gaikwad Namrata S., Datar Mandar N. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(7) pp. 6940-6942; doi:10.11609/jott.1857.6940-6942
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    A first record of Hemithyrsocera palliata Fabricius, 1798 (Blattodea: Blattellidae: Blattellinae): an addition to the fauna of Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The Hemithyrsocera palliata is a shining dark brown about 12mm sized cockroach. Pronotum sub-elliptical, black with golden yellow margin. In India, the taxon is reported from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Tripura.   It is now recorded from Sangirdewadi, Kudal, Sindhudurga of Maharashtra for the first time which is an addition  for Blattodea of Maharashtra.   H. palliata is pictured and described for the first time in the literature. 
    Attribution
    Gaikwad Sunil Madhukar, Koli Yogesh Jangonda, Bhawane Ganesh Parasram (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7) pp. 7487-7489; doi:10.11609/jott.2120.7487-7489
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    New plant records for the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Floristic investigation of Balaghat ranges, resulted in an addition of ten flowering plants not previously recorded from Marathwada region. A brief taxonomic description along with distribution, phenology and GPS data is provided for each taxon.
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    Gaikwad S.P., Gore R.D., Garad K.U., Randive S.D. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(6) pp. 5878-5886; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3435.5878-86
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    Pethia lutea, a new species of barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) and new records of P. punctata from northern Western Ghats of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species of barb Pethia lutea is described from the Kundalika River in the northern part of the Western Ghats. The new species can be distinguished from its congeners in India based on a combination of characters including a distinct humped nape, absence of barbels, complete lateral line, lips thick, lateral fold on snout, 19-22 lateral line scales, 8 predorsal scales, 9-10 prepelvic scales, 14-15 preanal scales, 4-4.5 transverse scale rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin, 2.5-3 transverse scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin base, 6-9 pair of serrae on the distal half of the dorsal fin spine, 13-15 branched pectoral fin rays, 7 branched pelvic fin rays, 4+26 total vertebrae, 4+13 abdominal and 13 caudal vertebrae, body with one vertical humeral and one caudal blotch and dorsal fin without any bands or blotches. Additionally, we provide new records of Pethia punctata from the rivers of Maharashtra State along with a description of its osteology.
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    Katwate U., Katwate C., Raghavan R., Paingankar M.S., Dahanukar N. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(6) pp. 5797-5818; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3929.5797-818
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    A new record of Scolia (Discolia) fasciatopunctata dunensis Betrem (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Scoliidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Scolia (Discolia) fasciatopunctata dunensis Betrem, 1928 is reported for the first time from the Western Ghats. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of this species are discussed in brief. A map showing its distribution in India is also provided. 
    Attribution
    Jadhav Manoj, Kumar P. Girish, Gaikwad S.M. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6) pp. 6715-6718; doi:10.11609/jott.1722.6715-6718
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    Some hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Hydroidolina) from the Konkan coast, Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    An account is given of eight hydroid species, assigned to five families, from three districts of the Konkan coast on the western coastline of India. All species are reported for the first time from the study area, while five of them are reported for the first time from the coastal state of Maharashtra. Identifications were based on morphological characters including hydrothecal shape, colony form, arrangement of hydrocladia, and polyp structure.
    Attribution
    Nagale P., Apte D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5) pp. 4814-4818; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3484.4814-8
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    A first record of the benthic form of Stylocheilus longicauda (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) (Anaspidea: Aplysiidae) from Gujarat and Maharashtra along the mainland west coast of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper is a part of the author’s ongoing work on the opisthobranch fauna of India under MoEF supported programme All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy - Mollusca (AICOPTAX). The present paper extends the range of the benthic form of Stylocheilus longicauda to the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat along the west coast of India.
    Attribution
    Apte D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 17(5) pp. 5299-5300; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3219.5299-300
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    Extended distribution of Smithsonia straminea C.J. Saldanha, an endemic orchid in Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Smithsonia straminea C.J. Saldanha, an endemic orchid earlier reported from Karnataka and Kerala is collected for the first time from Maharashtra state and its extended distribution is reported here.
    Attribution
    Datar M.N., Ghate V.S. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(4) pp. 2406-2408; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2925.2406-8
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    Belosynapsis vivipara (Dalzell) C.E.C. Fisch. (Commelinaceae), a vulnerable spiderwort, rediscovered after sixteen decades from Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Belosynapsis vivipara (Dalzell) C.E.C. Fisch. (Commelinaceae), a vulnerable taxon is rediscovered after sixteen decades from Maharashtra, India. After Dalzell’s collection in 1851 from Parva Ghat, Maharashtra we have located it from Chandoli National Park (CNP), Sangali District, Maharashtra. Detailed description and photo-plates are provided
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    Kavade S., Deokule S., Lakshminarasimhan P., Diwakar P., Punekar S. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(4) pp. 2660-2663; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2444.2660-3