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  • Title
    Seed germination studies on Gymnacranthera canarica (King) Warb. - a Vulnerable tree species of a highly threatened Myristica swamp ecosystem
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Gymnacranthera canarica (King) Warb. is an exclusive Myristica swamp species endemic to the Western Ghats. The Myristica swamp is a Critically Endangered ecosystem. Studies were carried out to assess the viability, germination and storage behaviour of Gymnacranthera canarica seeds. In the present study, it was observed that seeds have shown an initiation of germination after two weeks. A maximum of 90% germination was recorded when the initial moisture content was 38.04 ± 1.75 %. A decreased percentage (3%) was observed when the moisture content reached 14.26 ± 2.3 after 70 days of storage. Seeds failed to germinate beyond this moisture level. A desiccation study showed recalcitrant behaviour and seeds can be stored in lab conditions for up to two and half months.
    Attribution
    K. Keshavachandra & G. Krishnakumar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9009–9013 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2152.8.7.9009-9013
  • Title
    Noteworthy additions to the flora of Uttarakhand, western Himalaya, India

    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    During recent botanical explorations, we recorded three interesting plant species from the alpine regions (>3500m) of the Uttarakhand State in the western Himalaya. After a detailed scrutiny of the literature and herbarium specimens, we ascertain their identity and report them as additions to the flora of Uttarakhand. In this paper descriptions of these species along with their phenology, distribution, photographs, ecology and phytogeographical notes have been presented.
    Attribution
    Ishwari D. Rai, Gajendra Singh & Gopal S. Rawat, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9004–9008 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2607.8.7.9004-9008
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    Can philately sensitise people to wildlife / conservation? An introduction to thematic philately and a visual treatise concerning the variety of philatelic material available on owls (Aves: Strigiformes)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Attribution
    M. Eric Ramanujam, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 8989–9003 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2479.8.7.8989-9003
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    An updated checklist of shrimps on the Indian coast
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This study reports an updated checklist of marine shrimps found along the Indian coast, including the Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A total of 364 species classified under 128 genera belonging to the order Decapoda is reported, thus adding 27 species to the existing checklist of 337 species. Marine shrimps are classified under two suborders of the order Decapoda, viz., Dendrobranchiata and Pleocyemata, and the two suborders account for 155 (42.6 %) and 209 species (57.4 %) of these 364 species, respectively. Pleocyemata is represented by three infraorders, viz., Axiidea, Caridea and Stenopodidea, while Caridea has a maximum of 199 reported species. Among the 12 superfamilies, Penaeoidea contributed to 38.13% (135 species) followed by Paleaemonidea with 18.07% (64 species). All other superfamilies were found to contribute less than 12%. Superfamilies, Bresilloidea and Psalidopodoidea had only single species representatives (0.28% each). The final list was compiled after reviewing all existing literature including monographs, catalogues, checklists, websites and fishery reports. The scientific names were validated with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database. A total of 25 issues were identified from the previous checklist out of which 19 species have been updated with the correct, accepted names and six species have been removed from the previous list.
    Attribution
    Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel, Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, Pandian Krishnan, Chermapandi Parthiban, Veeramuthu Sekar, Kanagaraj Chamundeeswari, Titus Immanuel, Patro Shesdev, Ramachandran Purvaja & Ramachandran Ramesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 8977–8988 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2628.8.7.8977-8988
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    An assessment of human-elephant conflict and associated ecological and demographic factors in Nilambur, Western Ghats of Kerala, southern India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Elephant conservation carries cost in the form of human-elephant conflict and affects the wellbeing of people living near ecologically important areas. Conflicts impart serious challenges towards the survival of Asian Elephants, which are categorized as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Issues of wildlife conservation are least addressed in areas with less restricted categories of protection. Hence an attempt was made to evaluate the intensity of elephant conflict and factors associated with its occurrence in villages with forest fringes of North and South Forest Divisions of Nilambur, Kerala, southern India. It was hypothesized that variables such as number of houses, area of village, livestock population, forest frontage, and presence of water source along the forest boundary abutting the village to be the underlying correlates of conflict. Field studies were conducted fortnightly from June 2014 to May 2015, by visiting farms and households of 17 selected forest fringe villages. Observational methods, questionnaire surveys and secondary data collection were employed for this purpose. A total of 277 incidents of crop depredation, 12 incidents of property damage, three human injuries, and one human death due to conflict were recorded during this period. Crop raiding was highest during post monsoon season and it was low during pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. Multiple linear regression results suggest that forest frontage and livestock population were significant predictors of conflict incidence. Information regarding the prime causes of conflict will be helpful for planning strategies for the establishment of appropriate mitigation methods. The present study serves as baseline information which will be helpful for formulating prospective management plans.
    Attribution
    C.K. Rohini, T. Aravindan, P.A. Vinayan, M. Ashokkumar & K.S. Anoop Das, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 8970–8976 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2536.8.7.8970-8976
  • Title
    Indian scientists find a ‘wonder herb’ in the high Himalayas
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Rhodiola roseacommonlygolden root,rose rootwas spotted from Badrinath.
    Attribution
    The Times of India
  • 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
    Geographic variation in the number of bands in Laticauda colubrina
    Type
    Journal Article
  • Title
    Studies on the terrestrial behaviour of Laticauda colubrina in the Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
  • Title
    Sea kraits on South Reef Island, Andaman Islands,India
    Type
    Journal Article
  • Title
    Shirôzu, T. & Shima, H. 1977. New Species and Subspecies of the genus Ypthima Hübner from Southeast Asia (Lepidoptera, Satyridae). Kontyû 45(4): 501-509.
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Has original description for Ypthima confusa Shirôzu & Shima, 1977
    Attribution
    Wikispecies contributors. Ypthima confusa [Internet]. Wikispecies, ; 2016 Jan 11, 13:42 UTC [cited 2016 Jul 12]. Available from: https://species.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ypthima_confusa&oldid=2463720.
  • Title
    Notes on three new records of foliicolous lichens from Karnataka Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper describes Bapalmuia palmuaris, Byssoloma leucoblepharum and Gyalectidium filicinum as a new record of foliicolous lichens from the Western Ghats parts of Karnataka, India. A brief taxonomic description, remarks, ecological notes and distribution details are provided.
    Attribution
    S. Shravan Kumar & Y.L. Krishnamurthy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8950–8952 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2036.8.6.8950-8952