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  • Title
    Addition of four species to the butterfly checklist of Kaleshwar National Park, Haryana, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    First records of the butterfly species Dark Himalayan Oakblue Arhopala rama and Slate Flash Rapala manea (Lycaenidae), Gaudy Baron Euthalia lubentina and Orange Oakleaf Kallima inachus (Nymphalidae), in Kaleshwar National Park, Haryana are presented along with photographs. The sightings of Dark Himalayan Oakblue Arhopala rama at Kaleshwar represent very low altitudinal records in the Himalaya.
    Attribution
    Sachin P. Ranade, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10490–10492 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3106.9.7.10490-10492
  • Title
    Eight new records of the family Erebidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Eight species, spread over six subfamilies of family Erebidae, Ischyja hagenii (Snellen, 1885), Ophisma pallescens (Walker, [1863] 1864), Serrodes caesia Warren, 1915, Simplicia bimarginata (Walker, [1863], 1864), Diomea fasciata (Leech, 1900), Platyja acerces (Prout, 1928), Tamba delicata Prout, 1932, and Tiruvaca hollowayi Kobes, 1988 are reported for the first time from India. All the newly reported species are distributed in northeastern India. For each of the newly reported species: first and latest reference, diagnosis, wing length, remarks, material examined and distribution is given whereas, first reference and name of the type species is provided for the respective genus.
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    Jagbir Singh Kirti, Navneet Singh & Harkanwal Singh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10480–10486 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3690.9.7.10480-10486
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    Re-collection of the Black Catchfly Silene nigrescens (Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae) after 130 years from Indian western Himalaya
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Silene nigrescens has been re-collected after a gap of 130 years from Pangarchulla area of District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. This species was earlier collected by J.F. Duthie from the above-mentioned location in 1885. On the basis of J.F. Duthie’s collection this species is known from only two localities (Pangarchula area and Nila valley) in western Himalaya. Due to a dispersed type of distribution, extremely rare occurrence and poor herbarium history, this species should be considered as a conservation dependent species in the western Himalaya.
    Attribution
    Satish Chandra, D.S. Rawat & P.K. Pusalkar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10476–10479 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2974.9.7.10476-10479
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    A new species of Sarcinella (Ascomycetes) from Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Warangal District, Telangana, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    During the survey (2011–2014) and documentation of foliicolous fungi of Pasra forest localities of Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a black mildew fungus infected leaves of Hardwickia binataRoxb.(Fabaceae) were collected. A critical microscopic examination revealed that it as an undescribed species of the genus Sarcinella.
    Attribution
    Khaja Moinuddin Mohammad, Bagyanarayana Gaddam & Rana Kausar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10473–10475 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3282.9.7.10473-10475
  • Title
    Measuring Indian Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) abundance at Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval Conservation Reserve, Chikkamagaluru, southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Grasslands are among the most critically endangered ecosystems in the tropics, but they are often treated as wastelands and conservation efforts are seldom directed towards these landscapes. The Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra is a large wild herbivore found in most grassland ecosystems across India. Despite their critical role in their trophic web, there are no reliable estimates of Blackbuck populations from their geographic range that takes detection probability into consideration. In this study, we conducted field surveys to estimate Blackbuck density in Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval Conservation (BAMKCR) with an area of 7.36km2 in southern India. We surveyed Blackbucks for a week in July 2014 along straight line transects between 09:00–12:00 hr and used the distance sampling approach to address the imperfect detection. A total of three transect lines of lengths 3.01km, 2.4km and 1.2km were sampled for seven temporal replicates. With an effort of 46.27km, 56 sightings of Blackbucks were recorded that was analyzed using the program DISTANCE. With a detection probability of 0.58 (0.053 SD) the estimated density of Blackbuck was 26.23 (6 SD) individuals/km2. The derived abundance estimate was 193 (c. 148–238) individuals in the study area. Our results show implications of a statistically robust design that accounts for imperfect detection. It provides an insight into a resident population of Blackbucks in a dynamic and fragile habitat. Blackbuck density estimate from this study sets the background for periodic monitoring of their populations, examination of the impacts of habitat modifications and gauge long-term viability of the grassland habitat in BAMKCR.
    Attribution
    H.S. Sathya Chandra Sagar & P.U. Antoney, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10468–10472 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2971.9.7.10468-10472
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    A new distribution record of the European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from the western Himalaya, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The distribution of the European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis extends from southern Europe and northern Africa to Myanmar. In India it is known only from Bihar, West Bengal and Kerala. This study records the species for the first time in the western Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Echolocation calls were found to be higher in frequency and shorter in duration than reported in previous studies. Extensive acoustic surveys are recommended to assess the distribution of this species in India.
    Attribution
    Rohit Chakravarty, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10463–10467 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3462.9.7.10463-10467
  • Title
    An ecological note on the new record of Cuora amboinensis (Riche in Daudin, 1801) (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) in northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study documents the first report on the occurrence of Cuora amboinensis in Cachar and Karimganj districts of the Barak Valley region of southern Assam.
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    Kulendra Chandra Das & Abhik Gupta, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10459–10462 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1915.9.7.10459-10462
  • Title
    Records of the Indian Sand Snake Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820) (Reptilia: Lamprophiidae) in southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We present new records of the Indian Sand Snake Psammophis condanarus from southern India, where its existence has remained doubtful till date. Our records are based on both live and preserved voucher specimens that are illustrated and described here. We furnish distribution records of this species from two sites belonging to two different ecoregions in southern India—Tirupati in the Eastern Ghats and Hospete in the Deccan plateau. Our work highlights the obscurity of certain, large-growing, diurnal land snakes that have as yet managed to evade the attention of field biologists largely due to a lack of field surveys in certain ecoregions.
    Attribution
    S.R. Ganesh, Vivek Sharma & M. Bubesh Guptha, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10453–10458 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3468.9.7.10453-10458
  • Title
    Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata: Insecta) of Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study was undertaken to examine the diversity, occurrence and distribution pattern of damselflies and dragonflies (Odonata) in Keoladeo National Park from 2010–2015. A combination of direct search, observation and opportunistic sighting methods were used to record 37 different species of Odonata (9 damselflies and 28 dragonflies). Among the Odonata recorded, the most diverse families are Libellulidae presented by 22 species and Coenagrionidae was present with eight species. According to the list presented by Palot & Soniya (2000) 21 species could be added; of the species presented here five are recorded for the first time from Rajasthan.
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    Dheerendra Singh, Brijendra Singh & Jan T. Hermans, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10445–10452 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3689.9.7.10445-10452
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    Additions to the Indian dragonfly fauna, and new records of two enigmatic damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) from northeastern India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Pseudothemis zonata (Burmeister, 1839) andBurmagomphus divaricatusLieftinck, 1964 are reported for the first time from northeastern India—hitherto not reported from the west of Thailand. The female ofAnisopleura valleiSt. Quentin, 1937, is described for the first time, with new records of this species from four localities in Kohima District, Nagaland, India. Previously, the onlyknown recordof this species wasthe type seriescollected by St. Quentin in1935. We also provide new records ofSchmidtiphaea chittaranjani (Lahiri, 2003) which was previously known only from the holotype.
    Attribution
    Shantanu Joshi, Joyce Veino, Dahru Veino, Lightson Veino, Rakoveine Veino & Krushnamegh Kunte, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 7 (2017); pp. 10433–10444 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3423.9.7.10433-10444
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    New distribution records of three Sarcophyton species (Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae) in Indian waters from Andaman Islands
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Three alcyonacean corals—Sarcophyton acutum Tixier-Durivault, 1970, S. latum (Dana, 1846) and S. spongiosum Thompson & Dean, 1931—under the family Alcyoniidae are reported from Andaman Islands as new records to Indian waters. The paper deals with the detailed taxonomic description of these three newly recorded alcyonacean species along with a note on their previously known distribution.
    Attribution
    Rajendra, S., C. Raghunathan & T. Mondal (2017). New distribution records of three Sarcophyton species (Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae) in Indian waters from Andaman Islands. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7): 10426–10432; http://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2498.9.7.10426-10432
  • Title
    Three noteworthy additions to the flora of the western Himalaya, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    During recent botanical explorations in the western Himalaya, three interesting species were recorded from the subalpine-alpine areas, which were hitherto unknown from this region. Their occurrence in this region is phytogeographically significant and noteworthy. In this paper a brief description of these species along with phenology, distribution, ecology, photographs and phytogeographical notes are provided.
    Attribution
    Raf, I.D., A. Kumar, G. Sfngh, B.S. Adhfkarf & G.S. Rawat (2017). Three noteworthy addffons to the fora of the western Hfmafaya, IndfaJournaf of Threat ened Taxa 9(7): 10421–10425; htp://dof.org/10.11609/jot.3371.9. 10421-10425