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  • Title
    Aira (Poaceae): a new generic record for Nicobar Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    During plant exploration of Andaman and Nicobar in 2014, we were collected some interesting grass specimens from Kamorta Islands of Nicobar. After critical study and taxonomic analysis the unidentified grass species has identified as an Aira caryophyllea L. Perusals of relevant literature were revealed that, the genus Aira L. has so far not reported from Andaman and Nicobar islands. Hence, it is reported in present communication for new record to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    Attribution
    Kumar Vinod Chhotupuri Gosavi, Arun Nivrutti Chandore & Mayur Yashwant Kamble, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8948–8949 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2128.8.6.8948-8949
  • Title
    New phytogeographically noteworthy plant records from Uttarakhand, western Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We recorded three species of angiosperms viz., Dontostemon glandulosus, Potentilla pamirica and Carex sagaensis for the first time from Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. These species had not been reported from the state of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya till date. Since these species are restricted in distribution and very little is known about them, we provide diagnostic features of these species along with photographs to aid field identification, phytogeographic and ecological notes.
    Attribution
    Amit Kumar, Bhupendra Singh Adhikari & Gopal Singh Rawat, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8943–8947 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2416.8.6.8943-8947
  • Title
    Are exotics Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) (Clitellata: Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) a threat to native earthworms in Kerala, India?
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Two exotic species of earthworms, Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) are recorded for the first time from the state of Kerala, southern India. Both the species were collected along with other exotic species at most of the sites.
    Attribution
    S. Prasanth Narayanan, S. Sathrumithra, Dinu Kuriakose, G. Christopher, A.P. Thomas & J.M. Julka, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8938–8942 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2872.8.6.8938-8942
  • 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
    Recent sightings of Kaiser-I-Hind Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843 (Lepidoptera: Teinopalpani) from Manipur, India

    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Kaiser-I-Hind Teinopalpus imperialisis one of the most elusive swallowtail butterflies. The sighting of Kaiser-I-Hind on 15April 2014 confirms the continued presence of the species in Manipur State. Koubru mountain is highly disturbed through anthropogenic disturbance like logging, agriculture, wildfire for the cultivation of crops by nearby local tribal communities, and is the major threat to the existence of the species in the area.
    Attribution
    Baleshwor Soibam, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8930–8933 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2871.8.6.8930-8933
  • Title
    A report of False Tibetan Cupid Tongeia pseudozuthus Huang, 2001 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh - An addition to the Indian butterfly fauna
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We report the occurence of false Tibetan cupid Tongeia pseudozuthus Huang, 2001 from India based on two records from Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.
    Attribution
    Seena N. Karimbumkara, Rajkamal Goswami & Purnendu Roy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8927–8929 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2279.8.6.8927-8929
  • Title
    A first record of the Lined Wrasse Anampses lineatus Randall, 1972 (Perciformes: Labridae) in the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Lined wrasse Anampses lineatus Randall was recorded off the coast of Tuticorin (Gulf of Mannar), Tamil Nadu, India for the first time. It is easily distinguished by the presence of pale longitudinal lines on the body following scale rows. Broad pale white and black color patch at the base of caudal fin is distinct. Morphological description of A. lineatus is provided based on the present material along with detailed distribution records; habitat and closely related species were also discussed.
    Attribution
    S. Prakash & T.T. Ajith Kumar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8923–8926 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1984.8.6.8923-8926
  • 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 checklist of avifauna from Malgaon-Bagayat and Malvan towns of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present work was carried out in Malgaon-Bagayat (16009’04.35”N & 73033’04.7”E) and Malvan Taluka (16005’00”N & 73030’00”E) of Sindhudurg District. The paper represents the first document on birds as there are no published records from Sindhudurg District. The study was conducted for a period of two years to explore the avifauna as no records have been published yet from this area. A total of 101 species of birds belonging to 17 orders and 45 families and were recorded in the study areas inhabiting different types of habitats. The Order Passeriformes contributed the maximum species (44.9%) followed by Pelecaniformes (9.2%), Charadriiformes (8.2%) and Accipitriformes (6.1%). The species such as the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Common Hoopoe, and Pied Kingfisher were observed only once in the study area. The common occurrence of the Near Threatened Malabar Pied Hornbill in Bagayat signifies the ornithological importance of this site. Long-term studies on distribution and abundance are required to prepare a conservation plan for avifauna in Sindhudurg District. The data generated can be considered as baseline data for future conservation and management of existing species.
    Attribution
    Mayura Khot, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8909–8918 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1706.8.6.8909-8918
  • Title
    Perch height and the hunting success of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin) (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) targeting anuran prey
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Investigation into the predation of a pair of Indian Eagle Owls on anurans disclosed the fact that the greatest success (52.17%) was when the owls pounced from a height of less than 2m and the lowest (12.5%) was from a height of 5–6 m. No success was recorded when the owls pounced from over a height of 6m or when they tried wading in water to catch their prey. Overall, 146 pounces were observed and the strike success was 28.7%.
    Attribution
    Eric Ramanujam, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8905–8908 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2606.8.6.8905-8908
  • Title
    Egg parasitoids from the subfamily Scelioninae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in irrigated rice ecosystems across varied elevational ranges in southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Platygastridae (Hymenoptera) is the most abundant family of parasitic Hymenoptera in rice ecosystems in southern India. Members belonging to the subfamily Scelioninae were assessed in rice ecosystems along three elevation ranges, a highland (737m), midland (54m) and lowland (1.5m) in northcentral Kerala (southern India) during the pre-flowering to the milky-grain stage of paddy. Malaise traps were employed as the standard specimen collection methodology with collections made for four weeks, using two malaise traps per field, from August 2008 to January 2009, serviced once a week. The study recorded a total of 198 individuals belonging to 38 species in 21 genera. The species diversity, richness, evenness as well as beta diversity were computed for the three sites along with ANOVA and it was concluded that, contrary to other studies on different taxa, elevation did not have any major effect on the overall diversity patterns in Platygastridae even though there was a difference in species assemblages.
    Attribution
    M. Shweta & K. Rajmohana, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8898–8904 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2061.8.6.8898-8904
  • Title
    Description of a new species of Umairia Hayat (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) with additional distribution records of aphelinids from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species, Umairia chidambaramensis Manickavasagam & Ayyamperumal, is described from Tamil Nadu, India. A key to the known species of Umairia Hayat is given, and additional distribution records of 10 species of aphelinids from India are also reported.
    Attribution
    Sagadai Manickavasagam, Chakaravarthy Menakadevi & Mani Ayyamperumal, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8893–8897 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2085.8.6.8893-8897