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  • Title
    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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    Dipcadi krishnadevarayae (Asparagaceae), a new plant species from Andhra Pradesh, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Dipcadi krishnadevarayae B.R.P.Rao (Asparagaceae), a new species from the Sri Krishnadevaraya University campus, Anantapuramu of Andhra Pradesh, India, is described and illustrated. The novel species is distinct from all other species of Dipcadi in having distinctly 6-lobed stigma and shows close affinity to D. serotinum (L.) Medik. and D. montanum (Dalzell) Baker. It differs from both allies in having a combination of up to 50cm long linear leaves, 85cm long 16–24 flowered scapes, greenish-yellow flowers, dark green band outside the outer tepals, distinctly 6-lobed stigma and up to 10 seeds in each locule.
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    Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao, Kothareddy Prasad, Dasari Veeranjaneyulu, Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik, Sugali Salamma & Angajala Narayanaswamy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 13 (2016); pp. 9562–9567 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3039.8.13.9562-9567
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    Leaping frogs (Anura: Ranixalidae) of the Western Ghats of India: An integrated taxonomic review
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Leaping frogs of the family Ranixalidae are endemic to the Western Ghats of India and are currently placed in a single genus, Indirana. Based on specimens collected from their entire range and a comprehensive study of type material defining all known species, we propose a revised taxonomy for the leaping frogs using an integrative approach including an analysis of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA and nuclear rhodopsin genes, as well as multivariate morphometrics. Both genetic and morphological analyses suggest that the genus Indirana is paraphyletic and a distinct monophyletic group, Walkerana gen. nov is described herein. The new genus is separated from Indirana sensu stricto by an apomorphic character state of reduced webbing, with one phalange free on the first and second toe (vs. no free phalanges), two phalanges free on the third and fifth toe (vs. one free phalange), and three phalanges free on the fourth toe (vs. 2–2½ phalanges free). This review includes (i) identification of lectotypes and redescription of three species of the genus Walkerana; (ii) identification of lectotypes for Indirana beddomii and I. semipalmata and their redescription; (iii) redescription of I. brachytarsus and I. gundia; and (iv) descriptions of four new species, namely, I. duboisi and I. tysoni from north of the Palghat gap, and I. yadera and I. sarojamma from south of the Palghat gap; and (iv) a key to the genera and species in the family Ranixalidae.
    Attribution
    Neelesh Dahanukar, Nikhil Modak, Keerthi Krutha, P.O. Nameer, Anand D. Padhye & Sanjay Molur, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 10 (2016); pp. 9221–9288 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2532.8.10.9221-9288
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    Description of a new species of Umairia Hayat (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) with additional distribution records of aphelinids from India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species, Umairia chidambaramensis Manickavasagam & Ayyamperumal, is described from Tamil Nadu, India. A key to the known species of Umairia Hayat is given, and additional distribution records of 10 species of aphelinids from India are also reported.
    Attribution
    Sagadai Manickavasagam, Chakaravarthy Menakadevi & Mani Ayyamperumal, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8893–8897 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2085.8.6.8893-8897
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    Descriptions of four new species of Dicopomorpha Ogloblin (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) from India with a key to Indian species
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Four new species of Dicopomorpha Ogloblin (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae), D. albithorax, D. funiculata, D. longiscapa and D. minuta are described and illustrated. A key to the Indian species of Dicopomorpha is provided.
    Attribution
    Rameshkumar A., Manickavasagam S. (2016). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(8) pp. 8383-8388; doi:10.11609/jott.2523.8.1.8383-8388
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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.
    Attribution
    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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    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.  
    Attribution
    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 new species of Tylothrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) with new records of four terebrantians and four tubuliferans from Manipur, northeastern India
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    Journal Article
    Description
     A survey carried out for thrips (Thysanoptera) at the Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur and at Manipur University campus, within  the Indo-Burma hotspot region of northeastern India revealed the occurrence of Anaphothrips incertus (Girault), Mycterothrips auratus Wang, Bamboosiella hartwigi (Pitkin), Euphysothrips minozzii Bagnall, Mycterothrips ricini (Shumsheer), Dolichothrips citripes (Bagnall), Xylaplothrips flavitibia Ananthakrishnan & Jagadish and X. inquilinus Priesner.  The occurrence of the first three species in India and the remaining five species in northeastern India is reported for the first time through the present study.  In addition, a new species, Tylothrips samirseni sp. nov. is described.
    Attribution
    Varatharajan R., Singh K. Nishikanta, Bala K. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7157-7163; doi:10.11609/jott.1972.7157-7163
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    Description of a new species of Eubroncus Yoshimoto (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) from India, with a key to world species
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species of the genus Eubroncus Yoshimoto, Kozlov & Trjapitzin is described from India and a key to world species is provided. 
    Attribution
    Palanivel Selvaraj, Manickavasagam Sagadai (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7152-7156; doi:10.11609/jott.1971.7152-7156
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    Reply to comments raised by Kulkarni (2015) on “A new species of genus Thomisus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae: Thomisidae) from Telangana, India and a detailed description of Thomisus projectus Tikader, 1960” by Pravalikha & Srinivasulu, 2015
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    Journal Article
    Description
    We address the concerns raised by Kulkarni (2015) relating to variations between female holotype and paratype of the newly described Thomisus telanganaensis Pravalikha & Srinivasulu, 2015. The variations are due to phenotypic plasticity encountered among the members of the genus Thomisus. Thomisus projectus, an Indian endemic species, is so far known from localities within India and we clarify as to why we have provided a detailed morphological description in our contribution.
    Attribution
    Pravalikha G. B., Srinivasulu Chelmala (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7) pp. 7607-7608; doi:10.11609/jott.2192.7607-7608
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    Indirana salelkari, a new species of leaping frog (Anura: Ranixalidae) from Western Ghats of Goa, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Indirana salelkari, a new species of leaping frog, is described from Netravali, Goa, India.  The species can be distinguished from its congeners by a combination of morphological characters, viz., head longer than wide, narrow and deep buccal cavity, vomerine teeth large and acutely placed close to each other, oval choanae, distinct canthus rostralis, first finger longer than or equal to second, presence of double outer palmer tubercles, elongated inner metatarsal tubercle, moderate webbing, discs of fingers and toes with crescentic deep marginal grooves restricted only to the anterior side of the discs, dorsal skin with glandular folds but without warts, ventral skin granular with some mottling on throat and, palms and soles dark brown.  Indirana salelkari differs from its sister taxa, I. chiravasi, in the placement and structure of vomerine teeth and choanae.  The new species is genetically distinct from I. chiravasi, with a genetic distance of 3.8% for the 16S rRNA gene.  We also provide phylogentic placement of Indirana salelkari based on mitochondrial 12S and 16S ribosomal genes and nuclear rhodopsin gene along with molecular clock analysis, which further confirms its genetic distinctness from other related taxa.  
    Attribution
    Modak Nikhil, Dahanukar Neelesh, Gosavi Ninad, Padhye Anand D. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7) pp. 7493-7509; doi:10.11609/jott.2175.7493-7509
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    A new species of Lissodynerus Giordani Soika (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Rutland Island, southern Andaman, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Lissodynerus rutlandicus sp. nov. is described from Rutland Island, southern Andaman, India.  A checklist of the world species of Lissodynerus is also provided.  
    Attribution
    Kumar P. Girish, Srinivasan G., Carpenter J. M. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(7) pp. 7664-7667; doi:10.11609/jott.2227.7664-7667