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  • Title
    Sighting of Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus in Telineelapuram Community Reserve, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh
    Type
    Report
    Description
    In this note we wish to report a new site record of the Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus from Telineelapuram (18.57°N, 84.26°E), an Important Bird Area (hereinafter, IBA) in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Lesser Adjutant is a Vulnerable species (Birdlife International 2015), and a rare visitor to Andhra Pradesh (Ali 1934b; Luthin 1987).
  • Title
    A Leucistic Indian Rock Python, Python molurus (Linnaeus 1758), from Andhra Pradesh, India
    Type
    Report
    Description
    The Indian Rock Python, Python molurus (Linnaeus 1758), is a large non-venomous snake found in much of tropicaland subtropical southern and southeastern Asia. The species is widely distributed on the Indian Subcontinent (Smith 1943;Das 2002; Whitaker and Captain 2004, 2008) and has been categorized as Schedule-I in the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, is listed in CITES Appendix I (CITES 2016), but has not been assessed for the IUCN Red List since the recent elevation of P. bivittatus (Jacobs et al. 2009), which had been considered a subspecies of P. molurus.
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    Sighting of Red-Breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri (Linnaeus, 1758) at Hyderabad, Telangana, Southern India
    Type
    Report
    Description
    A single individual species of Red-Breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri was sighted, later on continuously seen in between the 16th to 25th February 2013 at sorghum research farm, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. We report the first sighting of this species from state of Telangana.
  • Title
    A Revision of the Genus Parnara MOORE (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae), with Special Reference to the Asian Species
    Type
    Report
    Description
    The genus Parnara MOORE is revised mainly on the basis of the male genitalia. A new species, P. kawazoei, is recognised from the Philippines and Sulawesi. P. apostata (SNELLEN), which was treated by EVANS (1949) as a subspecies of P. guttata (BREMER & GREY), is restored to species, and a new subspecies, debdasi, is described from Nepal. P. bada (MOORE), which was treated by EVANS as a subspecies of the Mascarene P. naso (FABRICIUS), is also restored to species and a new subspecies, borneana, is described from Borneo.
    Attribution
    http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110007707891/en
  • Title
    Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of the Kameng Protected Area Complex, western Arunachal Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The butterflies of the Kameng Protected Area Complex in western Arunachal Pradesh, India, covering the protected areas of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakke Tiger Reserve and Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary were surveyed over a 5-year period (2009–2014). A total of 421 butterfly species were recorded during the survey, including two species new to India (Gonepteryx amintha thibetana and Bhutanitis ludlowi) and several species rediscoveries and range extensions in the Eastern Himalaya, most notably Arhopala belphoebe, Sovia separata magna, Aulocera saraswati vishnu, Calinaga aborica, Callerebia annada annada, and Callerebria scanda opima. Here we provide an annotated checklist of butterflies of the Kameng Protected Area Complex, including historical records, distributions, abundance, habitats and other notes on these 421 species. An additional 42 species recorded in older literature or by other authors in recent times are also listed, taking the total number of species recorded in the landscape to 463.
    Attribution
    Sondhi, S. & K. Kunte (2016). Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of the Kameng Protected Area Complex, western Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(8): 9053–9124; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2984.8.8.9053-9124
  • Title
    Morphology and taxonomy of Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex gomont (OSCILLATORIALES, OSCILLATORIACEAE)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Background:Oscillatoria princepshas been reported from various parts of India for its diversity but not studied in detail about morphology and reproduction hence we try to fill that lacuna. Methods:Samples were collected from a stream near Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. One part was preserved in 4% formalin, while the other part was brought to unialgal culture by streaking method. The cultures were grown and maintained in ASN III (-NaCl) medium at the photoperiodic culture racks with 8 hours light and 16 hours dark. Semi-permanent slides were prepared and Leica EC3 Microsystems was used for observation and documentation. Findings:The alga was dark blue green in colour, growing in clusters at the bottom of the stream. Individual filaments were blue green to olive green in colour. Mature trichome straight, cells much broader than long with distinct cross walls. Apical cells hemispherical with keritomized content. Individual cells were round in shape and the size varies from 57.60μm to 69.05μm in width and 5.20μm to 9.55μm in length thus the ratio of length and breadth as 1:8. When such cells were stacked one above the other it gives "stack of poker chips" appearance, characteristic feature of the species. Notches were found at the inner side of the cell corresponding to the slit on the trichome. When such cells were stacked one above the other, it results in the crack like appearance on the trichome. One to three notches/slits were observed in the present study. Reproduction both by fragmentation and hormogonia (formation of separation disc) was observed. Application/Improvements:The new finding like cracks/ slit like structure on trichome can be taken for further studies. The microphotographs will enable the researchers to have better understanding. Keywords Cyanobacteria,Oscillatoria princeps, Kanyakumari, BGA, Hormogonia and Necridia.
    Attribution
    V. Uma Rani, U. Elaya Perumal, S. Palanivel, Dept of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Guru Nanak College, Chennai 600042, India
  • Title
    Micro algal diversity in Swamithope saltpans, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The micro algal diversity in relation to salinity changes in Swamithope saltpans, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu was studied. Algal samples were collected during pre-monsoon of 2015 from creek (source water), three different ponds i.e. holding, evaporation and crystallizing besides recording of salinity. The study indicated that Bacillariophyta members were dominant in creek (source water), while Cyanophyta members were dominant in both holding and evaporation ponds. Dunaliella, a Chlorophyta was the single species occurred in the crystallizing ponds.
    Attribution
    V Uma Rani, U, Elaya Perumal, S. Palanivel Guru Nanak College
  • Title
    Species Diversity of Short Horned Grasshopper (Orthoptera - Acrididae) in Selected Grasslands of Solapur District, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    In the class insects, grasshopper is one of the largest and diverse group. They are dominant above ground invertebrates in cultivated and in natural grasslands ecosystems and they are functionally important. For the first time survey and collection of short horned grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) was carried out from selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. Short horned grasshopper species were surveyed in selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. 7 species belonging to 7 different genera i.e. Acrida, Gastrimargus, Trilophidia, Catantops, Calaptenopsis, Chrotogonus and Atractomorpha and 4 different subfamilies Tryxalinae, Cedipodinae, Catantopinae and Pyrgomorphinae were recorded.
    Attribution
    Department of Zoology, Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Title
    save environment by amc
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Dear friends, we are the artistes, writers, short film makers our team named áchinthya media creations from bengaluru, we concentrate mainly on initiatives, awerness short movies, we have done a short movie regarding our environment the url is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Kr7RCyS_o pls go through it and give your comments and response... thankyou gururaj madhavarao team head achinthya media creations. bengaluru
  • Title
    Common Trees of Delhi
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Common Trees of Delhi
    Attribution
    Department of Forests and Wildlife, GNCT of Delhi.
  • Title
    Gentiana saginoides Burkill (Magnoliopsida: Gentianales: Gentianaceae) rediscovered from Sunderdhunga Valley in Uttarakhand 155 years after description: notes on its population status
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Gentiana saginoides Burkill (Gentianaceae) was described by Burkill in 1906 based on a collection from Sunderdhunga, Uttarakhand by T. Anderson in 1857. The species was not collected after its type collection despite attempts by several workers in the past. A field survey in and around the type locality was conducted in June 2012 and the species was re-discovered after a lapse of 155 years since its type collection. The species is tentatively categorised as ‘Critically Endangered’ based on field observations. A full description and diagrams of the species are provided here based on new specimens collected.
    Attribution
    Dharmendra S. Rawat, Charan S. Rana, Harish Singh & Manish Karnatak, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9048–9052 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2934.8.7.9048-9052
  • Title
    A first report of egg parasitism in the Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) occurring on cashew
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study has documented egg parasitism in Tropical Tasar Silkworm for the first time. The parasitoid is Anastatus leithi (Walker) belonging to Eupelmidae family. It is a solitary koinobiont endoparasitoid, emerges out as adults from the tasar eggs in 17-20 days during August- September. The parasitism rate was recorded at 11.90 percentage.
    Attribution
    K. Vanitha & S. Santhosh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9045–9047 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2456.8.7.9045-9047