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  • Title
    Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii is an IUCN Red listed Endangered species known only from a few locations in southern India. Here we report three records of Latidens salimalii from the Valparai plateau and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu where this species has not been previously recorded. This bat was caught in riparian habitats close to or inside intact tropical wet forest in the Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Claire F.R. Wordley, Eleni K. Foui, Divya Mudappa, Mahesh Sankaran & John D. Altringham, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9486–9490 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2796.8.12.9486-9490
  • Title
    Recent records of the Pale Jezebel Delias sanaca sanaca (Moore, 1857) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Mussoorie hills, western Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The west Himalayan sub-species, ‘sanaca’of the pale jezebel,Delias sanaca sanaca, which is intermediate between the pale form flavalba, dark from confusa, was recently recorded, in the oak forests adjoining Mussoorie hills of Garhwal after a gap of about 8 decades. Observations are presented on the past records, specimens, morphological features and sexual dimorphism, ecology, seasonality of the intermediate or normal form of this sub-species sanaca, that is generally overlooked.
    Attribution
    Arun P. Singh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9473–9478 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2834.8.12.9473-9478
  • Title
    Migratory Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus (Pallas, 1773): a new record from Sikkim, the eastern Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study documents the first sightings of the migratory Pallas’s Gull at two different locations (Cholamu Lake and Singtam Valley) in the eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim in India. We recommend that long term surveys are required to determine and establish the distribution and status of the species in the state.
    Attribution
    Santosh Sharma & Dinesh Bhatt, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9449–9453 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2123.8.12.9449-9453
  • 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