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  • Title
    A pre-liminary report on the impact of road kills on the herpetofauna species in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    To know the situation of road hits of amphibians and reptile species, a survey was conducted during the period 02 June 2013 to 25 May 2014. A total of 172 incidents of road kill of different species were noticed, representing 12 species of herpetofauna, including five amphibian species of the families Bufonidae, Dicroglossidae, Microhylidae and Rhacophoridae, and seven species of reptiles of the families Scincidae, Agamidae, Uropeltidae, Colubridae, Natricidae and Xenodermatidae. Reptiles were the most affected group (60%), of which more than 79.61% of the road kills were snakes. The most affected snake species were endemic Xylophis perroteti (64.63%).
    Attribution
    P. Santhoshkumar, P. Kannan, A. Veeramani, A. Samson, S. Karthick & J. Leonaprincy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 10004–10010 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3001.9.3.10004-10010
  • Title
    Road kills of the endemic snake Perrotet’s Shieldtail Plectrurus perrotetii, Dumeril, 1851 (Reptilia: Squamata: Uropeltidae) in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Twenty seven road killed specimens of Plectrurus perrotetii were recorded in Emerald and its surrounding areas in the Nilgiris. Among the road kills, fourteen of them were females, seven were males and six are juveniles.Among the roadkill female specimens of this species, it was observedthat seven were gravid with fully developed young.Three to six developing young ones were observed
    Attribution
    P. Santhoshkumar, P. Kannan, B. Ramakrishnan, A. Veeramani, A. Samson, S. Karthick, J. Leonaprincy, B. Nisha, N. Dineshkumar, A. Abinesh, U. Vigneshkumar & P. Girikaran, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9375–9376 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2494.8.11.9375-9376