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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Road kills of the endemic snake Perrotet’s Shieldtail Plectrurus perrotetii, Dumeril, 1851 (Reptilia: Squamata: Uropeltidae) in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Twenty seven road killed specimens of Plectrurus perrotetii were recorded in Emerald and its surrounding areas in the Nilgiris. Among the road kills, fourteen of them were females, seven were males and six are juveniles.Among the roadkill female specimens of this species, it was observedthat seven were gravid with fully developed young.Three to six developing young ones were observed
    Attribution
    P. Santhoshkumar, P. Kannan, B. Ramakrishnan, A. Veeramani, A. Samson, S. Karthick, J. Leonaprincy, B. Nisha, N. Dineshkumar, A. Abinesh, U. Vigneshkumar & P. Girikaran, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9375–9376 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2494.8.11.9375-9376
  • Title
    First record of Dobson’s Long-tongued Fruit Bat Eonycteris spelaea (Dobson, 1871) (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A new site record for the Dobson‘s Long-tongued Fruit Bat Eonycteris spelaea (Pteropodidae, Chiroptera) is presented from Kerala, India. A revised distribution map of the species is also given. The morphometry of Eonycteris spelaea is discussed. DNA sequences have been deposited in GenBank.
    Attribution
    P.O. Nameer, R. Ashmi, Sachin K. Aravind & R. Sreehari, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9371–9374 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2496.8.11.9371-9374