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  • Title
    A checklist of birds of Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of birds of Kerala State is presented in this paper. Accepted English names, scientific binomen, prevalent vernacular names in Malayalam, IUCN conservation status, endemism, Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, and the appendices in the CITES, pertaining to the birds of Kerala are also given. The State of Kerala has 500 species of birds, 17 of which are endemic to Western Ghats, and 24 species fall under the various threatened categories of IUCN.
    Attribution
    J Praveen (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 7983-8009; doi:10.11609/jott.2001.7.13.7983-8009
  • Title
    A new species of Protosticta Selys, 1885 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Western Ghats, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species of Protosticta Selys, 1885 from Kerala part of Western Ghats is described and illustrated. The holotype male and paratype female is distinguished from other Protosticta species based on its complete black dorsal surface of abdomen, 7th and 8th abdominal segment without yellow or blue color dorsally and its distinct anal appendages. The new species, Protosticta monticola sp. nov. was collected from shola forests of Idukki District, Kerala, southern Western Ghats. A key is also provided for the identification of all described species of Protosticta known from the Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    K.G. Emiliyamma & Muhamed Jafer Palot, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9648-9652 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3226.8.14.9648-9652
  • Title
    First record of Dobson’s Long-tongued Fruit Bat Eonycteris spelaea (Dobson, 1871) (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new site record for the Dobson‘s Long-tongued Fruit Bat Eonycteris spelaea (Pteropodidae, Chiroptera) is presented from Kerala, India. A revised distribution map of the species is also given. The morphometry of Eonycteris spelaea is discussed. DNA sequences have been deposited in GenBank.
    Attribution
    P.O. Nameer, R. Ashmi, Sachin K. Aravind & R. Sreehari, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9371–9374 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2496.8.11.9371-9374
  • Title
    Odonata (Insecta) diversity of southern Gujarat, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The diversity of the Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) was studied in seven districts of southern area of Gujarat State in India during 2014 to 2015. A total of 55 species belonging to two suborders and 37 genera under eight families were recorded. A total of 18 species of Zygoptera (damselflies) and 37 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies) were recorded. Dang and Navsari districts were surveyed intensively and a maximum of 47 and 35 species were recorded respectively, whereas the districts that were surveyed less intensively, i.e., Bharuch (26), Valsad (21), Surat (29), Narmada (25) and Tapi (27) had comparatively low species richness. Thirty-two species are being reported for the first time from southern Gujarat, raising the total list of odonates to 60. Fifteen species namely, Lestes elatus Hagen in Selys, 1862; Elattoneura nigerrima (Laidlaw, 1917); Dysphaea ethela Fraser, 1924; Paracercion malayanum (Selys, 1876); Pseudagrion spencei Fraser, 1922; Burmagomphus laidlawi- Fraser, 1924; Cyclogomphus ypsilon Selys, 1854; Microgomphus torquatus (Selys, 1854); Onychogomphus acinaces (Laidlaw, 1922); Hylaeothemis indica Fraser, 1946; Lathrecista asiatica (Fabricius, 1798); Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842); Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832); Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 and Zyxomma petiolatum Rambur, 1842 are recorded for the first time from Gujarat State raising the number of odonates of Gujarat State to 80 species.
    Attribution
    Darshana M. Rathod, B.M. Parasharya & S.S. Talmale, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9339–9349 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2609.8.11.9339-9349
  • Title
    Distribution records and extended range of the Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger (Aves: Caprimulgiformes: Podargidae) in the Western Ghats: a review from 1862 to 2015
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Sri Lanka Frogmouth (or Ceylon Frogmouth) Batrachostomus moniliger is an endemic resident bird confined to the evergreen and secondary forests of Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of India. The earlier distribution range of the Frogmouth was from the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka to the southern tip of India and most of Sri Lanka. Recently, the range has been extended further north to Goa and up to Mumbai in Maharashtra. A number of observations summarized into 202 distributional records (published reports and records uploaded to eBird basic data set, Oriental Bird Images, and GBIF.org from the years 1862 to 2015) of the Frogmouth have been tabulated with its maps, and reviewed for their state-wise distribution records. The need of undertaking surveys to fill up the gaps in their distribution range as well as any further northward extension till the culmination of the Western Ghats has been discussed. It is urged that taxonomical and molecular phylogenetic studies are required to be carried out in different populations of Frogmouths across the entire range.
    Attribution
    Anil Mahabal, Sanjay Thakur & Rajgopal Patil, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9289–9305 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2775.8.11.9289-9305
  • Title
    Fungus among us: An exploration of fungi in the Anamalai hills.
    Type
    Book
    Description
    The rainforests of the Anamalai hills in the Western Ghats provide ideal conditions for the occurence of a wide diversity of remarkable fungi. This booklet presents a brief introduction to the rich diversity of fungi in the Anamalai hills, which we hope will encourage naturalists to observe this fascinating group in the field. The fungi are identified only to the Genus level and are grouped according to their macroscopic features with each group having a different colour code. In this booklet, we deal only with macrofungi (large fungi with visible fruiting bodies. ) CONTENTS About Fungi 1 Anatomy 2 Universal veil 3 Reproduction 4 Dispersal of spores 5 Interesting facts 6 Field identification 7 Cap and stem fungi 8 Jelly fungi 24 Coral and club fungi 30 Shelf and bracket fungi 34 Other fungi 46 References 55 Index 56 Photo credits 56 INDEX OF TAXA Agaricus Amanita Ascobolus Auricularia Bird’s nest fungi Bjerkandera Boletus Calocera Calyptella Clavaroid fungi Coprinus Cookeina Cordyceps Dacrymyces Filoboletus Fomitopsis Galerina Gymnopilus Hexagonia Hygrocybe Laetiporus Leucocoprinus Macrolepiota Marasmius Microporus Mycena Omphalotus Panaeolina Peziza Phallus Phillipsia Pleurocybella Pleurotus Puff balls Pycnoporus Schizophyllum Stereum Stropharia Trametes Tremella Xylaria
    Attribution
    Murali, R., Jeganathan, P., Raman, T. R. S., and Mudappa, D. 2012. Fungus among us: An exploration of fungi in the Anamalai hills. Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore.
  • Title
    On the occurrence of Theobaldius(?) tristis (Blanford, 1869) (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) in the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Theobaldius(?) tristis is the land operculate snail earlier localized from South Kanara and Tinnevelly i.e. central and Southern Western Ghats according to the previous scientific literature. Occurrence of the T. tristis is reported first time from Kolhapur District, southern Maharashtra and thus includes the distribution into the northern Western Ghats. The observations of the present study are discussed in the lite of distribution of snail in this region, shell and operculum characters of T. tristis.
    Attribution
    Amrut R. Bhosale, Tejas S. Patil, Rupesh B. Yadav & Dipak V. Muley, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8934–8937 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2357.8.6.8934-8937
  • Title
    Rediscovery of Penicillium paradoxum (Ascomycete: Aspergillaceae)from Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Penicillium paradoxum has an enigmatic Aspergillus-like anamorphic state; earlier named as Aspergillus paradoxus with a teleomorph state Hemicarpenteles paradoxus. The present paper describes the rediscovery of this species from India after five decades and includes a phylogenetic study of this strain. This is the first record of this strain from peninsular India including the Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Kunhiraman C. Rajeshkumar, Sayali D. Marathe, Sneha S. Lad, Deepak K. Maurya, Sanjay K. Singh & Santosh V. Swami, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8919–8922 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2569.8.6.8919-8922
  • Title
    A new species of damselfly, Protosticta ponmudiensis (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Ponmudi Hills in the Western Ghats of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Protosticta Selys, 1885 has 10 species reported from the Indian region, of which seven are known from the Western Ghats.  Here we report a new species, Protosticta ponmudiensis from the Ponmudi Hills, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, in the Agasthyamalai region of the southern Western Ghats.  The species is distinguished from other Protosticta based on its large size, bright green eyes, the broad dorsal stripe on the base of segment 7, and very distinct anal appendages. 
    Attribution
    Kiran C.G., Kalesh S., Kunte Krushnamegh (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7146-7151; doi:10.11609/jott.1970.7146-7151
  • Title
    A checklist of amphibians of Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of amphibians of Kerala State is presented in this paper.  Accepted English names, scientific binomen,  vernacular names in Malayalam, IUCN conservation status, endemism, Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, and the appendices in the CITES, pertaining to the amphibians of Kerala are also given.  The State of Kerala has 151 species of amphibians, 136 of which are endemic to Western Ghats and 50 species fall under the various threatened categories of IUCN.  
    Attribution
    Das Sandeep (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 8023-8035; doi:10.11609/jott.2003.7.13.8023-8035
  • Title
    An illustrated checklist of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) from the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    An illustrated checklist of 36 species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) from the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the southern Western Ghats is presented.  Records of eight species endemic to the Western Ghats and a rare primitive old world dung beetle group, Ochicanthon nitidus (Paulian), from the forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve are provided. 
    Attribution
    Sathiandran Nithya, Thomas Sabu K., Flemming Albin T. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8250-8258; doi:10.11609/jott.2466.7.15.8250-8258
  • Title
    Additional information on the threatened Cryptocoryne cognata Schott (Araceae): A need for reassessment of the IUCN Red List status
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Cryptocoryne cognata Schott is a threatened species distributed in the entire Konkan stretch covering Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It was rediscovered in 1990 after not being documented for one and half centuries. The data concerning its morphology, distribution and ecological preferences are presented in this paper in order to contribute to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) goals and to assist taxonomists in assessing and protecting this species from extinction in future.   
    Attribution
    Kambhar Sidanand V., Bhise Mahendra R., Naik Mayur M., Parab Abhijeet L., Patil Kamlakar H., Tawade Abhijeet P., Patil Vinayak K., Rane Ajay D., Narkhede Satish S., Bhave Sanjay G. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8302-8304; doi:10.11609/jott.2471.7.15.8302-8304