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    Fauna found along Satara-Gondawale road 2014-15
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    Report
    Description
    I was not expecting much on this road going through a rain-shadow area of Satara Dist. During rainy season, I found bees on seasonal herbs, during winter I found migratory and resident birds, during spring I found bees on the trees in full bloom. I do not know scientific names of many species of bugs, ants, bees, lizard... Please check and suggest the names. Thanks for visiting.
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    Flowers of small scale plantation along Satara-Gondawale road
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    Presentation
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    This rainshadow zone is mainly rural area. Its a two way rough road. I have documented flowers which I noticed on the trees planted by local governing body or FD and rural huts-homes' kitchen garden.
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    Preliminary Phytochemical Screening, Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Lepidagathis cuspidate
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    Journal Article
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    Wild flowers along Satara-Gondawale road
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    Presentation
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    These wild flowers I noticed along the Satara-Gondawale road. They were not planted. This rain shadow area surprisingly is home to many species of wild flowers.
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    Agro-biodiversity of Satara-Gondawale road
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    Report
    Description
    This rain shadow area is a typical rural area of Maharashtra. There are few towns in between, otherwise displaying agriculture on both sides of the roads. The road is flanked by old trees planted by either forest dept or local gram-panchayats. The area has no industrial zone so fresh, pure air and blue azur skies in winter. In summer, the farmland is given rest. During rainy season we see grass shoots and later the Kharip crop. During winter, we see Rabbi crop and variety of vegetables. This is the time to see some migratory birds along with local resident birds.
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    Special features of Satara-Gondawale road
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    Presentation
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    I chose this road for photo-documentation to see the difference in flora and fauna of this rain shadow draught prone area and that of Rock outcrops of same Satara district - Kas, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Chalkewadi etc. It was an year of amazing experience 2014-15.
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    Blooming non-native trees in Pune city 2015-16
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    Presentation
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    TO study the origin of tree spp from the field guide books by Dr. Mahajan written in Marathi, I documented both native and non-native spp in bloom. I came to know that I had taken some common spp for granted as native. This is a pdf which contains flowering non native trees and other habit plants during 2015-16.
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    Flowers of native plants in Pune, Maharashtra.
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    Presentation
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    Pune city - a largest city in WG, has maximum green cover and tree bio-diversity. I am fortunate to live in this city. I tried to photodocument the flowering trees during 2015-16 year round. I have segregated the species into native and exotic (non-native) This pdf contains flowers of native spp.
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    A first report of the presence of the Indian Wild Pig Sus scrofa cristatus from Kajinag Range, Kashmir, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Eurasian wild pig Sus scrofa is a widely distributed terrestrial mammal. In India, wild pig occurs from peninsular to north India. In Jammu and Kashmir, wild pig was naturally distributed in Jammu region but is mostly introduced in the Kashmir valley and became common along the eastern foothills of Kashmir mountains with Dachigam NP holding the core population. But there have been no reports of its occurrence in northern foothills of Kashmir. We for the first time report the presence of wild pig in the Limber and Lacchipora Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Kajinag Range in northern Kashmir.
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    Riyaz Ahmad, Intesar Suhail & Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 10018–10020 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2713.9.3.10018-10020
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    New distribution record of Nagarjunasagar Racer Platyceps bholanathi (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) in Sigur, Nilgiris landscape, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    On 3 September 2016 at 15.30hr, we came across a dead snake on a rock in the Sigur (11.5312700N & 76.7697310E, elevation 945m) a rain-shadow area in the Nilgiris landscape, Tamil Nadu, India. This specimen is confirmed to be Platyceps bholanathi following major key characters with available literature. Our record is important because it not only significantly extends the range from earlier records but it is also the first report of this species from the Nilgiri Landscape. We believe that our present note will encourage further studies on this group.
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    Arockianathan Samson, Palanisamy Santhoshkumar, Balasundaram Ramakrishnan, Sivaraj Karthick & Chandrashekaruni Gnaneswar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 10014–10017 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3175.9.3.10014-10017
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    A pre-liminary report on the impact of road kills on the herpetofauna species in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    To know the situation of road hits of amphibians and reptile species, a survey was conducted during the period 02 June 2013 to 25 May 2014. A total of 172 incidents of road kill of different species were noticed, representing 12 species of herpetofauna, including five amphibian species of the families Bufonidae, Dicroglossidae, Microhylidae and Rhacophoridae, and seven species of reptiles of the families Scincidae, Agamidae, Uropeltidae, Colubridae, Natricidae and Xenodermatidae. Reptiles were the most affected group (60%), of which more than 79.61% of the road kills were snakes. The most affected snake species were endemic Xylophis perroteti (64.63%).
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    P. Santhoshkumar, P. Kannan, A. Veeramani, A. Samson, S. Karthick & J. Leonaprincy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 10004–10010 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3001.9.3.10004-10010
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    A report on some butterflies (Lepidoptera) from Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir and Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Forty-two (42) species of butterflies were recorded from a short survey of Ladakh and Lahaul in the inner Himalaya in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Here, we provide location and altitude records for these species, data on their abundance, photo-documentation of the life cycle of Pieris deota and P. brassicae as well as the first published record of a larval host plant for P. deota. Twelve (12) of these species are protected under Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
    Attribution
    Sanjay Sondhi, Balakrishnan Valappil, Yash Sondhi & Anchal Sondhi, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 9971–9987 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3024.9.3.9971-9987