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  • Title
    Additions to the scorpion fauna (Arachnida: Scorpiones) of Kerala, India, with an illustrated key to the genera
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Two species of scorpions ( Arachnida : Scorpiones) viz., LychaslaevifronsPocock and Heterometrus flavimanus (Pocock) are reported for the first time form Kerala and an illustrated key to the genera and checklist of scorpion species of Kerala are provided. Currently 21 species under 09 genera of scorpions are known from the state.
    Attribution
    K. Aswathi & P.M. Sureshan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9844–9850 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2039.9.2.9844-9850
  • Title
    Twenty-three new records of mantodea (Insecta) from some states of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Photography of mantises in their natural habitat clearly indicates the presence of a good number of species in our country. The study disclosed new records of 23 species of mantises from different forests and rural greens of India. Photographs are also provided. All photographs, unless specified otherwise, are by Geetha Iyer. None of the mantises were collected.
    Attribution
    Tushar Kanti Mukherjee, Geetha Iyer & Parbati Chatterjee, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9829–9839 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1936.9.2.9829-9839
  • Title
    Odonates of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonates were surveyed in Coimbatore District from September 2012 to January 2016. The survey sites covered three major rivers—the Noyyal, Bhavani and Aliyar. Aquatic habitats such as forest streams, riverine sites, irrigational tanks and paddy fields were surveyed in the study. A total of 70 species of odonates were recorded in the survey, which brings the list of odonates in Coimbatore to 87 species. Eighteen species are first time records to the district. In this paper, we catalogue odonates and their distribution from the present survey and pre-existing records.
    Attribution
    M. Suhirtha Muhil & P. Pramod, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9814–9828 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2937.9.2.9814-9828
  • Title
    A record of Limenitis rileyi Tytler, 1940 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Limenitis rileyi is recorded for the first time in India from Upper Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh.
    Attribution
    Purnendu Roy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9774–9776http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3070.9.1.9774-9776
  • Title
    Re-sighting record of Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus Gray, 1838 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Here we report re-sighting records of the Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus after a gap of almost four decades (37 years), from Rajasthan, India, on the basis of two male specimens collected from a cave dwelling colony of about 20 individuals from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This species has been once reported in 1979 from a man-made tunnel in Mandore Garden in Jodhpur and later the same sighting information was re-quoted by several researchers. The present sighting from a new locality and the voucher specimen confirms the re-sighting of this species after a long gap.
    Attribution
    Sumit Dookia, Gajendra Singh & Rajlakshmi Mishra, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9764–9767http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2657.9.1.9764-9767
  • Title
    First record of Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) from Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in semi-arid landscape of Rajasthan, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Restricted to India and Sri Lanka in its distribution, the Rusty-spotted Cat <I>Prionailurus rubiginosus</I>is the smallest felid in the world. The present distribution of this species in India is to a large extent not thoroughly documented and is based on opportunistic sightings and reports. To date, the northernmost confirmed record of this cat is from Sariska and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. In this communication, we present evidence of this species from further south at Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary from the state of Rajasthan.
    Attribution
    Sailaja Nayak, Sunny Shah & Jimmy Borah, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9761–9763http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3303.9.1.9761-9763
  • Title
    Checklist of terebrantian thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) recorded from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A consolidated systematic list of 333 species of terebrantian thrips, belonging to 118 genera (Insecta: Thysanoptera) recorded so far from India, is provided in this article. The list reveals that the family Thripidae has the lion’s share of 307 species, while Aeolothripidae, Melanthripidae, Merothripidae and Stenurothripidae contain very few species. Further, analysis of the present study shows that around 40% of the listed 333 terebrantian species appear to be endemic based on the comparison of Indian fauna with that of the published data of thrips of adjoining regions. Reports on the occurrence of exotic flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) and Neohydatothrips samayunkur (Kudo) are of concern to the country, as they are notorious for damage to the cultivated plants.
    Attribution
    R.R. Rachana & R. Varatharajan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9748–9755http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2705.9.1.9748-9755
  • Title
    Influence of substrate features on distribution of polypores (Fungi: Basidiomycota) in central part of Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We examined the effect of substrate features like diameter, type and decay class on the distribution of polypores in the moist deciduous forests of Kerala. Plot based sampling and opportunistic sampling method were adopted to maximize the documentation of polypore fungal distribution. The highest number (2,861) of polypore fungal sporocarps has been recorded in host trees with 21-<30 cm diameter class. Among the substrate types, highest number of individuals (2,480) were observed on logs, living trees supported very few polypores. The newly emerged species during the monsoon season showed more association with decay class 2, the decay class association of some species remained unchanged during all the seasons.
    Attribution
    Muhammed Iqbal, Kattany Vidyasagaran & Narayan Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9689–9699http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3075.9.1.9689-9699
  • Title
    A checklist of birds of Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of birds of Kerala State is presented in this paper. Accepted English names, scientific binomen, prevalent vernacular names in Malayalam, IUCN conservation status, endemism, Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, and the appendices in the CITES, pertaining to the birds of Kerala are also given. The State of Kerala has 500 species of birds, 17 of which are endemic to Western Ghats, and 24 species fall under the various threatened categories of IUCN.
    Attribution
    J Praveen (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 7983-8009; doi:10.11609/jott.2001.7.13.7983-8009
  • Title
    The first record of Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes vitticollis Bennett, 1835 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae) from the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    There has been no records of the Stripe-necked Mongoose from the entire range of the Eastern Ghats. This is the first photographic evidence reported on distribution of Stripe-necked Mongoose from Papikonda National Park and its adjacent reserve forests in the Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh.
    Attribution
    Kumpatla Balaji & Jarugulla Eswar Satyanarayana, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9684-9686 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3123.8.14.9684-9686
  • Title
    The sighting of Howarth’s Hairstreak (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Chrysozephyrus disparatus interpositus Howarth, 1957) from Tenga Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India, extending its known range
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The butterfly subspecies, Chrysozephyrus disparatus interpositus is sighted at Tenga Valley, Western Arunachal Pradesh, 58 years after its original description, extending its known range eastwards by 350 km.
    Attribution
    Rachit Pratap Singh & Sanjay Sondhi, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9681-9683 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2722.8.14.9681-9683
  • Title
    On the discovery of Dimeria hohenackeri (Poaceae) from the Andaman Islands, a hitherto known endemic and endangered grass species of southwestern peninsular India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Dimeria hohenackeri is an endemic and endangered species of south-western India is discovered from Andaman Islands and forms a new distributional record to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    Attribution
    Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik, Midigesi Anil Kumar & Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9678-9680 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2500.8.14.9678-9680