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  • Title
    New records of dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonates were surveyed across 10 localities from Western Ghats of Maharashtra State, India during 2011-2013. We recorded 64 species belonging to 40 genera and 12 families. Seven species are new records for the region, and four out of them are new records for Maharashtra State. In this paper, we discuss these species records and their micro-habitats, and update previous knowledge on distribution of odonates.
    Attribution
    Koparde P., Mhaske P., Patwardhan A. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(6) pp. 5744-5754; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3402.5744-54
  • Title
    Status review of Rocky plateaus in the northern Western Ghats and Konkan region of Maharashtra, India with recommendations for conservation and management
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Rocky plateaus in the northern Western Ghats and Konkan region are specialized habitats belonging to the general habitat category of Rock Outcrops. Their distribution and classification is presented here, with details of microclimate and edaphic features. Microhabitats on the rocky plateaus have been described along with characteristic species assemblages and changes in them due to biotic pressure. Ecological assessment of representative sites show high species richness and diversity (H). A review of current knowledge about endemic flora and fauna on the rocky plateaus shows a large number of endemic species of flora and fauna, of which many are regionally assessed as threatened. Localized diversification within floral and faunal genera is common and indicates active speciation. Most localities except those within protected areas are affected by biotic pressures and there is no specific legal protection for their rich biodiversity. The paper suggests needs for future research on the habitat and recommends conservation and management actions based upon the ecology of the habitat.
    Attribution
    Watve A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(5) pp. 3935-3962; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3372.3935-62
  • Title
    Habitat and seasonal distribution of Odonata (Insecta) of Mula and Mutha river basins, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Catchment landscape degradation and habitat modifications of freshwater ecosystems are a primary cause of biodiversity loss in riverine ecosystems all over the world. Many elements of the flora and fauna of freshwater ecosystems are sensitive to the changes in catchment land use and habitat modification. These sensitive taxa are also reliable indicators of freshwater ecosystem health. In the current study we investigate the seasonal and habitat distribution of Odonata (Insecta) across riparian land use types in Mula and Mutha river basins, northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra. There was a difference in the species composition across land use types and across seasons with highest diversity and abundance during the post monsoon period. The highest Odonata diversity was observed in urban areas followed by forest and agriculture fields. There was a loss of 31% of the odonate fauna in the study area over 50 years which could be due to rapid industrialization and urbanization of the region and consequent degradation of freshwater ecosystems. The significance of catchment land use on Odonata diversity and its value in landscape monitoring is discussed.
    Attribution
    Kulkarni A.S., Subramanian K.A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(5) pp. 4084-4095; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3253.4084-95
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Range extension of Malabar Tree Nymph Idea malabarica (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) to northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra and a review of distribution records
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Barring a single record of Ghosh et al. (1990) from Raigarh District as a new report for Maharashtra State, no further records of Idea malabarica from any of the districts of Maharashtra, northern Western Ghats is available. The occurrence of Malabar Tree Nymph, an endemic butterfly of southern Western Ghats in the new geographical area is interesting to study. A distribution map for Idea malabarica in Western Ghats is provided based on the published records.
    Attribution
    Jadhav M., Sharma R.M. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(5) pp. 3556-3558; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3267.949
  • Title
    Description of a new species of scorpion of the genus Lychas C.L. Koch, 1845 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species of buthid scorpion belonging to the genus Lychas C.L. Koch, 1845 is described from the degraded scrub of Aarey Milk Colony (Mumbai). Lychas aareyensis sp. nov. is similar to L. nigristernis, but can be differentiated based on a combination of morphological characters. Notes on natural history are also presented.
    Attribution
    Mirza Z.A., Sanap R.V. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(2) pp. 789-796; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2363.789-96
  • Title
    Diversity of millipedes along the Northern Western Ghats, Rajgurunagar (MS), India (Arthropod: Diplopod)
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Abstract: The different vegetation type was used to identify the oligarchy among millipede species and establish that millipedes in different vegetation types are dominated by limited set of species. In the present research elucidates the diversity of millipede rich in part of Northern Western Ghats of Rajgurunagar (MS), India. A total four millipedes, Harpaphe haydeniana, Narceus americanus, Oxidus gracilis, Trigoniulus corallines taxa belonging to order Polydesmida and Spirobolida; 4 families belongs to Xystodesmidae, Spirobolidae, Paradoxosomatidae and Trigoniulidae and also of 4 genera were recorded from the tropical or agricultural landscape of Northern Western Ghats. There was Harpaphe haydeniana correlated to the each species of millipede which were found in Northern Western Ghats region of Rajgurunagar. At the time of diversity study, Trigoniulus corallines were observed more than other millipede species, which supports the environmental determinism condition. Narceus americanus was single time occurred in the agricultural vegetation landscape due to the geographical location and habitat differences.