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  • Title
    All that glitters is not gold: A projected distribution of the endemic Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) indicates a major range shrinkage due to future climate change
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Climate change has a perceived threat on biodiversity due to its effect on species range. Species with narrow ranges and highly specific climatic and habitat requirements are at higher risk. To understand the influence of climate change on the Indian endemic gekkonid, the Indian Golden Gecko Calodactylodes aureus (Beddome, 1870) we model the present and future predicted distribution (2050 and 2070) under the CMIP5 RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios using MaxEnt under the HadGEM3-ES Model. Our analysis revealed the negative impact of climate change on the Indian Golden Gecko with a decrease in the amount of climatically suitable areas in the future, and an almost total range shrinkage by 2070. Despite its wide distribution in the eastern Deccan Peninsula, according to our predictions, the species is threatened by a shrinkage in the future range due to climate change.
    Attribution
    Aditya Srinivasulu & Chelmala Srinivasulu, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8883–8892 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2723.8.6.8883-8892
  • Title
    A key to the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of South Asia
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist and dichotomous key to 128 species of bats known from South Asia including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives is provided. Character matrices for families, genera and species are also included. This article also briefly reviews their distribution (both physiographic and country-wise), status and main identification characters
    Attribution
    Srinivasulu C., Racey Paul A., Mistry Shahroukh (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(2) pp. 1001-1076; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2352.1001-76
  • Title
    Redescription of Batasio merianiensis, a catfish (Teleostei: Bagridae) from northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The bagrid catfish Batasio merianiensis was described from only the holotype collected in the Brahmaputra River drainage, Assam, northeastern India. This poorly known catfish is rediagnosed and redescribed on the basis of fresh material in this study. Batasio merianiensis is diagnosed from congeners in having a combination of the following characters: length of adipose-fin base 16.9-22.2 % SL, dorsal fin when appressed not reaching anterior origin of adipose fin, body depth at anus 15.2-18.4% SL, caudal peduncle depth 9.7-11.5% SL, eye diameter 18.3-25.9% HL, vertical dark brown bars on head and body, and absence of dark mid-dorsal stripe.
    Attribution
    Ng H.H. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(1) pp. 253-256; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2177.253-6