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  • Title
    Diversity and seasonality of polypore fungi in the moist deciduous forests of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The objective of present study was to understand the diversity, distribution and seasonality of polypore fungi in the moist deciduous forests of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary in three different seasons. Results obtained showed that density and frequency of occurrence have been varied significantly during different seasons and the community structure and species composition during monsoon and post monsoon seasons were distinct from pre-monsoon season. Fomitopsis feei with higher abundance values dominated the moist deciduous forests during monsoon season (17.72) and post-monsoon season (13.79). During pre-monsoon season, Daedalea flavida was the dominant species with abundance value of 10.93. The above fungi were predominant during all the seasons due to their high ecological amplitude. Fungal diversity analysis showed that species richness was higher during monsoon season and revealed the influence of seasonal variation on fungal diversity. The high species similarity was observed between monsoon and post monsoon season compared to pre-monsoon and monsoon.
    Attribution
    A. Muhammed Iqbal, Kattany Vidyasagaran & P. Narayan Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9434–9442 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2567.8.12.9434-9442
  • Title
    On the occurrence of Common Baron (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae: Euthalia aconthea Cramer, 1777) in the Delhi area and analysis of abiotic factors affecting its distribution in India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper gives details of the occurrence of Euthalia aconthea from Delhi area situated in the Indo-Gangetic plains. Occurrence records of this species suggest that it is most frequent in five zones of India, despite the fact that its main larval food plant Mango Mangifera indica is abundantly available almost throughout India. Possible abiotic factors are hypothesized for this distribution.
    Attribution
    Rajiv K. Singh Bais, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9418–9433 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3112.8.12.9418-9433
  • Title
    An observation on the Odonata fauna of the Asansol- Durgapur Industrial Area, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present investigation was undertaken as a pilot study to examine the diversity, occurrence and distribution pattern of dragonfies and damselfies (Odonata) from the selected study sites of the Asansol-Durgapur industrial area of Burdwan District of West Bengal, India from January 2012 to December 2015. A combination of direct search and opportunistic sighting methods were applied to record 57 di􀄫erent Odonata species (38 dragon􀅇ies and 19 damsel􀅇ies). Among the dragon􀅇ies the most diverse family was Libellulidae represented by 36 species while among damsel􀅇ies Coenagrionidae was the most diverse family represented by 16 species. In spite of the Asansol-Durgapur region being an industrial urban area, the present study revealed a handsome diversity of odonates. A suitable geographic location, favourable climatic conditions, heterogeneous habitat types that included ponds, wetlands, riverbeds, grasslands and agricultural lands along with the presence of appropriate vegetationprovided a comfortable shelter for Odonata species to flourish in this ecoregion. All the odonates noted in the present study belong to the Least Concerned category as designated by IUCN.
    Attribution
    © Nayak & Roy 2016.
  • Title
    A Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats
    Type
    Book
  • Title
    MOTH
    Type
    Report
  • Title
    MOTH
    Type
    Report
  • Title
    Exosporium monanthotaxis Piroz. (Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycotina) from Biligirirangan Hills, southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper reports the fungus Exosporium monanthotaxis Piroz. on an unidentified dead twig from the forest floor of Biligirirangan Hills, Karnataka, India.
    Attribution
    Rashmi Dubey & Shreya Sengupta, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9394–9396 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2195.8.11.9394-9396
  • Title
    Arnebia nandadeviensis Sekar & Rawal (Boraginaceae) a new synonym of Onosma bracteata Wall.
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Arnebia nandadeviensis Sekar & Rawal, Journal of American Science 5(2): 105-106. 2009 is being suggested here as synonym of a well-established taxon Onosma bracteata Wall., giving taxonomic reasons.
    Attribution
    Umeshkumar L. Tiwari, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9391–9393 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2717.8.11.9391-9393
  • Title
    A note on the taxonomy, field status and threats to three endemic species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the southern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Taxonomy, field status and threats of three endemic species of Syzygium, Syzygium densiflorum Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Syzygium myhendrae (Bedd. ex Brandis) Gamble and Syzygium travancoricum Gambleof the southern Western Ghats were discussed.
    Attribution
    R. Ramasubbu, C. Divya & S. Anjana, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9384–9390 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2682.8.11.9384-9390
  • Title
    A sighting of Plastingia naga (de Nicéville, [1884]) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) from central Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The species Plastingia naga, de Niceville 1884is a very rare butterfly, and it occurs widely from Assam to Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and Philippines (Evans, 1932). Except India, recently this species was recorded from Singapore, Sumatra and Thailand.On 10 Oct 2014 around 10:00hr, a solitary individual of Plastingia naga was sighted in Panbari Reserve Forest, Central Assam. Apart from the fact that these records constitute existence of this species in North-East India, this is probably the first photographic record from North-East India.
    Attribution
    Gaurab Nandi Das, Arajush Payra & Bitupan Boruah, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9382–9383 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1985.8.11.9382-9383
  • Title
    Sallywalkerana, a replacement name for Walkerana Dahanukar et al. 2016 (Anura: Ranixalidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Dahanukar et al. (2016: pp. 9234) made available the genus name Walkerana (type species: Ixalus diplostictus Günther, 1876: 574, Pl. 63 fig. C) within family Ranixalidae for the monophyletic group with reduced webbing endemic to the Western Ghats of India south of Palghat gap. We were unaware that this name was preoccupied by Walkerana Otte and Perez-Gelabert in Otte 2009, in Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae. As a result, a replacement name for this genus of frogs becomes necessary. Here we propose Sallywalkerana gen. nov. as the replacement name for Walkerana Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye & Molur, 2016.
    Attribution
    Dahanukar, N., N. Modak, K. Krutha, P.O. Nameer, A.D. Padhye & S. Molur (2016). Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); 9381; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3056.8.11.9381
  • Title
    Reappearance of the rare Shingle Urchin Colobocentrotus (Podophora) atratus (Camarodonta: Echinometridae) after eight decades from the rocky shore of Kodiyaghat (Port Blair), South Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present work is aimed at facilitating conservation efforts of a rare species of sea urchin ( Colobocentrotus atratus) reported nearly eight decades after its initial description by Bell (1887) and later by Clarke (1925) from the coastal waters of south Andaman Islands. Recently, during a three years study (2011-14) on the macrobenthic epifauna along the south Andaman coast, five live specimens of C. atratuswere recorded from Kodiyaghat (11 031'532''N; 092 043'457'' E), south Andaman Islands. Available information shows that this species has reappeared in the south Andaman Islands seventy nine years after the citation by Sastry (1994) collected in the year 1935. The disappearance of this species from the literature in the intermittent years and a sparse population in coastal reaches of south Andaman Islands at present suggest that this species makes a candidate taxa for inclusion in the list of ‘endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’ Indian marine species following IUCN Red List criteria to Wild species.
    Attribution
    Vikas Pandey & T. Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9377–9380 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2406.8.11.9377-9380