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  • Title
    Road kills of amphibians in different land use areas from Sharavathi river basin, central Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A survey of amphibian mortality on roads was carried out in the Sharavathi river basin in the central Western Ghats. Road kills in three different land use areas: agricultural fields, water bodies and forests were recorded for four days along three 100m stretches in each type of area. One-hundred-and-forty-four individuals belonging to two orders, eight families, 11 genera and 13 species were recorded in the survey. Kills/km observed were: in forest 55, agricultural fields 38 and water bodies 27, for an overall average of 40 kills/km. Kill species compositions varied significantly between land use areas, but not overall kill rates.
    Attribution
    Seshadri K.S., Yadav A., Gururaja K.V. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(1) pp. 549-552; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2148.549-52