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Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Museum Novitates     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Arid Land Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 244)
Biological Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 376)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Catalysis for Sustainable Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Chelonian Conservation and Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Conservación Vegetal     Open Access  
Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conservation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 335)
Conservation Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Conservation Science and Practice     Open Access  
Diversity and Distributions     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eco-Entrepreneur     Open Access  
Ecological Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199)
Ecological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 95)
Ecology and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Environment and Natural Resources Journal     Open Access  
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Ethnobiology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Functional Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Ecology and Biogeography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Global Ecology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Conservation     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Soil and Water Conservation Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intervención     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Nature Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of East African Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Industrial Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Paper Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Julius-Kühn-Archiv     Open Access  
Lakes & Reservoirs Research & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Landscape and Urban Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Media Konservasi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription  
Natural Resources and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Natural Resources Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nature Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Nature Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Natureza & Conservação : Brazilian Journal of Nature Conservation     Open Access  
Neotropical Biology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies     Open Access  
Northeastern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Northwestern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nusantara Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ocean Acidification     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Oryx     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Pacific Conservation Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Park Watch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Recursos Rurais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Recycling     Open Access  
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Restoration Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Savana Cendana     Open Access  
Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Socio-Ecological Practice Research     Hybrid Journal  
Soil Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal  
Southeastern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Sustainable Earth     Open Access  
Sustainable Environment Agricultural Science (SEAS)     Open Access  
Sustentabilidade em Debate     Open Access  
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The American Midland Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
The Southwestern Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Tropical Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Ecology     Hybrid Journal  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Western North American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Wildlife Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal of Threatened Taxa
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ISSN (Print) 0974-7893 - ISSN (Online) 0974-7907
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  • Elevational pattern and seasonality of avian diversity in Kaligandaki
           River Basin, central Himalaya

    • Authors: Juna Neupane, Laxman Khanal, Basant Gyawali, Mukesh Kumar Chalise
      Pages: 16927 - 16943
      Abstract: This study explored bird diversity, seasonal variation, and associated factors along an elevational gradient in an important biodiversity area (IBA) of central Nepal: the Kaligandaki River basin of Annapurna Conservation Area.  The field survey was carried out in 2019 over two seasons, winter (January and February) and summer (May and June) using the point count method.  A total of 90 sampling plots were set up from elevations of 800m (Beni) to 3,800m (Muktinath).  Data for variables including the number of fruiting trees (indicator of resource availability) and distance to the road (indicator of disturbance) were collected, and their influence on avian diversity were assessed.  The results revealed a diverse assemblage of avian fauna in the study area with consistent species richness over the two seasons.  A decline in species richness and diversity with increasing elevation was observed.  Of the different habitat types within the study area, forest and shrubland habitats showed the strongest association with bird species distribution and richness.  We emphasize the need for long-term monitoring programs with standardized sampling approaches to better understand the avifauna in the central Himalaya.
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5815.12.14.16927-16943
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • A highway to hell: a proposed, inessential, 6-lane highway (NH173) that
           threatens the forest and wildlife corridors of the Western Ghats, India

    • Authors: H.S. Sathya Chandra Sagar, Mrunmayee
      Pages: 16944 - 16953
      Abstract:  A globally, extensive road network combined with increasing vehicular traffic poses a significant threat to local wildlife, environment, economy, and socio-politics.  India, with nearly 5.9 million kilometers of road, has the second-highest road network in the world; and has plans to exponentially increase its national highways.  In this study, we use a combination of collation of official documents, literature review, and GIS mapping to outline the possible environmental and socio-economic impacts caused by a proposed 6-lane national highway (NH 173).  This highway is set to cut through the low elevation evergreen forests of the central Western Ghats between Mudigere and Nelliyadi towns of Chikkamagaluru and Dakshina Kannada districts, of Karnataka State, respectively.  We further outline the insignificance of the project and recommend workable alternatives that could be considered in the wider public’s interest. 
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5957.12.14.16944-16953
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Species diversity and feeding guilds of birds in Malaysian agarwood
           plantations

    • Authors: Nor Nasibah Mohd Jamil, Husni Ibrahim, Haniza Hanim Mohd Zain, Nur Hidayat Che Musa
      Pages: 16954 - 16961
      Abstract: In Malaysia, the current status of birds inhabiting agarwood Aquilaria malaccensis plantations has not been specifically studied, and little research has been conducted to investigate birds in other agricultural areas (e.g., rubber, acacia, and oil palm plantations) and disturbed areas.  This study was conducted to assess bird species richness and relative abundance, as well as feeding guilds, in two agarwood plantation sites: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Tanjong Malim (UPSI), and Slim River (SR).  The presence of birds was recorded using a combination of techniques (mist-nets and point count), while various sources were used to compile feeding information.  This study recorded 364 birds from 36 species in 24 families.  Shannon diversity index (H’) values for the UPSI and SR sites were 2.896 and 2.492 respectively, indicating high bird diversity.  The Bray-Curtis index was 0.29, indicating these sites share few species.  Insectivorous and omnivorous birds were dominant in UPSI (31%), and omnivores at SR (32%).  The commonest insect order at both sites was Orthoptera (UPSI 48%, SR 25%).  While agarwood plantations are relatively homogeneous, they provide a variety of food sources and shelter for a wide range of birds. 
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5213.12.14.16954-16961
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Evaluating performance of four species distribution models using
           Blue-tailed Green Darner Anax guttatus (Insecta: Odonata) as model
           organism from the Gangetic riparian zone

    • Authors: Kritish De, S. Zeeshan Ali, Niladri Dasgpta, Virendra Prasad Uniyal, Jeyaraj Antony Johnson, Syed Ainul Hussain
      Pages: 16962 - 16970
      Abstract: In this paper we evaluated the performance of four species distribution models: generalized linear (GLM), maximum entropy (MAXENT), random forest (RF) and support vector machines (SVM) model, using the distribution of the dragonfly Blue-tailed Green Darner Anax guttatus in the Gangetic riparian zone between Bijnor and Kanpur barrage, Uttar Pradesh, India.  We used forest cover type, land use, land cover and five bioclimatic variable layers: annual mean temperature, isothermality, temperature seasonality, mean temperature of driest quarter, and precipitation seasonality to build the models.  We found that the GLM generated the highest values for AUC, Kappa statistic, TSS, specificity and sensitivity, and the lowest values for omission error and commission error, while the MAXENT model generated the lowest variance in variable importance. We suggest that researchers should not rely on any single algorithm, instead, they should test performance of all available models for their species and area of interest, and choose the best one to build a species distribution model.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6106.12.14.16962-16970
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Butterfly species richness and diversity in rural and urban areas of
           Sirajganj, Bangladesh

    • Authors: Sheikh Muhammad Shaburul Imam, Amit Kumer Neogi, M. Ziaur Rahman, M. Sabbir Hasan
      Pages: 16971 - 16978
      Abstract: An appraisal of butterfly species diversity study was conducted in four selected parts of Sirajganj District, Bangladesh, as a part of an ecological research.  The study was conducted from March 2015 to April 2016.  A total of 19,343 butterflies belonging to five families and 12 subfamilies was recorded.  A random sampling of forest, riverside rural, and urban areas in Sirajganj District revealed the presence of 65 butterfly species, dominated by Lycaenidae (37%) over Nymphalidae (33%) followed by Pieridae (19%), Hesperiidae (7%), and Papilionidae (4%).  Butterfly fauna in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Jamuna Ecopark (BJEP), compared with the percentage of other study sites, was very high (Hs= 4.03) and the percentage of hedge species was relatively higher (45%) than that of improved grassland and forest interior species.  The relative abundance of the butterflies varied with the site, month, and family significantly. Considering the landscape of Sirajganj, steps to enhance riverside natural gardening should be adopted to maintain butterfly diversity and sustain the ecosystem services derived from them.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.4796.12.14.16971-16978
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Chroococcalean blue green algae from the paddy fields of Satara District,
           Maharashtra, India

    • Authors: Sharada Jagannath Ghadage, Vaneeta Chandrashekhar Karande
      Pages: 16979 - 16992
      Abstract: Blue green algae are the photosynthetic prokaryotes representing a wide distribution in habitat, i.e., temperate, tropical, and polar region.  Paddy fields are the best studied aquatic ecosystems on earth which fulfill all the necessary demands required for blue green algal growth.  Blue green algal role in enhancement of paddy yield has been studied worldwide.  Sustainable utilization of an organism for community use depends on how successfully the ecology of that organism is understood.  Twenty-eight chroococcalean blue green algal taxa were recorded from the study area.  They were taxonomically investigated and found to belong to two families and 11 genera.   The first family Chroococcaceae was the largest family with 10 genera and 26 species while the second family Entophysalidaceae had only one genus and two species.  The genus Gloeocapsa from the family Chroococcaceae exhibited largest species diversity (21.42%), as well as taxa Chlorogloea fritschii of family Entophysalidaceae showed species abundance from the study area.  All heterocystous blue green algal forms are capable of fixation of atmospheric N2.  Many of the non-heterocystous or unicellular blue green algae also have the capacity of N2 fixation.  The taxonomical documentation of chroococcalean blue green algae provide information about such indigenous unicellular blue green algae which will help in the development of niche specific inoculants as biofertilizers for rice fields of the study region.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5683.12.14.16979-16992
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Avifaunal diversity along the riverine habitats of Papikonda National
           Park, Andhra Pradesh, India

    • Authors: Paromita Ray, Giridhar Malla, Upma Manral, J.A. Johnson, K. Sivakumar
      Pages: 16993 - 16999
      Abstract: This study was carried out to record the avifaunal diversity of the riverine habitats along the Godavari River in Papikonda National Park, during a short survey conducted from 2017 to 2018.  A total of 63 bird species belonging to 25 families were recorded during the survey.  The study resulted in the recording of eight globally threatened avian species including the Endangered Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda, and seven Near Threatened species, viz.: Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala, Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, Great Thick Knee Esacus recurvirostris, River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelli, Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus, Grey-headed Fish Eagle Haliaeetus ichthyaetus, and Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster.  Species including Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda, Grey-headed Fish Eagle Haliaeetus ichthyaetus, Indian Eagle-owl Bubo bengalensis, and Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis were recorded for the first time along the riverine habitats of Papikonda National Park.  Sand mining of the riverbed and discharge of effluents into the Godavari River has already negatively impacted the associated habitats and avifaunal diversity. 
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5513.12.14.16993-16999
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Medetomidine may cause heart murmur in Cougars and Jaguars: case report

    • Authors: Thiago Cavalheri Luczinski, Gediendson Ribeiro de Araújo, Matheus Folgearini Silveira, Murillo Daparé Kirnew, Roberto Andres Navarrete, Jorge Aparecido Salomão-Jr, Letícia Alecho Requena, Jairo Antonio Melo dos Santos, Marcell Hideki Koshiyama, Cristiane Schilbach Pizzutto, Pedro Nacib Jorge-Neto
      Pages: 17000 - 17002
      Abstract: We report heart murmur in Jaguars and Cougars found during reproductive procedures for semen and oocyte collection.  Two male Cougars (n=2) and three female Jaguars (n=3) were examined.  Anesthesia was performed with ketamine and medetomidine in males.  Females also received propofol and were maintained with isoflurane.  The animals were evaluated during anesthetic monitoring with multiparameter monitor alongside clinical examination, ambulatory electrocardiogram and echocardiogram.  All animals presented mitral valve regurgitation under anesthesia, but without morphological changes in the cardiac structure or hemodynamic changes.  Medetomidine may cause transitory heart murmur in healthy Jaguars and Cougars.   
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6098.12.14.17000-17002
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Description of a new species of Omyomymar Schauff from India with a key to
           Oriental species and first report of Palaeoneura markhoddlei Triapitsyn
           (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) from the Indian subcontinent

    • Authors: H. Sankararaman, S. Manickavasagam
      Pages: 17003 - 17008
      Abstract: Abstract: Omyomymar hayati sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) is described from Tamil Nadu, India and key to Oriental species of Omyomymar is updated.  Palaeoneura markhoddlei Triapitsyn, is reported from Indian subcontinent for the first time and key to Indian species is updated.  The following known species, viz., Acmopolynema incognitum (Narayanan, Rao & Kaur), Platystethynium glabrum Jin & Li, Polynema (Polynema) bengalense Rehmat & Anis and Palaeoneura vegis Amer & Zeya are recorded from the Indian states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, respectively.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6124.12.14.17003-17008
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Incursion of the killer sponge Terpios hoshinota Rützler & Muzik, 1993 on
           the coral reefs of the Lakshadweep archipelago, Arabian Sea

    • Authors: Rocktim Ramen Das, Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, Gopi Mohan, Kottarathil Rajendran Abhilash, Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel, Purvaja Ramachandran, Ramesh Ramachandran
      Pages: 17009 - 17013
      Abstract: Our study documents the outbreak of a coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota in the coral reefs of Lakshadweep archipelago and highlights that it has further extended its territory into the isolated atolls of Arabian Sea and maybe a growing threat to the existing coral reefs in the region.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5790.12.14.17009-17013
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Contribution to the macromycetes of West Bengal, India: 63–68

    • Authors: Rituparna Saha, Debal Ray, Anirban Roy, Krishnendu Acharya
      Pages: 17014 - 17023
      Abstract: West Bengal, a significant landmass of eastern India with its varied topography, edaphic, and climatic conditions facilitates diversified forest types and conducive microhabitats for a wide array of macro-fungal wealth and the members of Aphyllophorales in particular.  Detailed macro-microscopic characterizations and chemical reactions were performed to systematically identify the specimens using standard key and literatures.  Six members of Aphyllophorales collected from different parts of West Bengal, India and four species belonging to the family Polyporaceae [Hexagonia tenuis (Fr.) Fr., Polyporus arcularius (Batsch) Fr., P. tricholoma Mont. and Lenzites elegans (Spreng.) Pat.] were identified, and a single species was identified under Meripiliaceae [Physisporinus lineatus (Pers.) F. Wu, Jia J. Chen & Y.C. Dai] and Meruliaceae [Bjerkandera fumosa (Pers.) P. Karst.].  The detailed description along with field and herbarium photographs, macro-morphology, and microscopic features of six species are provided in this article. 
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.4964.12.14.17014-17023
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • A rare camera trap record of the Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus from
           Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Terai Arc Landscape, India

    • Authors: Sankarshan Rastogi, Ram Kumar Raj, Bridesh Kumar Chauhan
      Pages: 17024 - 17027
      Abstract: Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus, member of family Leporidae, is a highly elusive species.  Now restricted to grasslands of north India, southern Nepal and parts of Bhutan, this lagomorph was historically known to be found upto south Bangladesh in Dhaka.  There are currently a very few photographic evidences of this rare and threatened lagomorph as it inhabits dense tall grasslands.  Here, we present a photographic evidence of the Hispid Hare from the grasslands of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh, India.  The hare was camera-trapped in January 2020 as part of an ongoing study on ungulates in floodplain Terai grasslands of the park.  Although we found signs of Hispid Hare in multiple grasslands, we only photo documented it in one of our sampling sites.  Intensive sampling efforts are needed to get an estimate of the hare in the park, and to assess the immediate threats to this lagomorph and its habitats to plan better conservation measures.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6489.12.14.17024-17027
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • First distributional record of the Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
           

    • Authors: Badri Baral, Sudeep Bhandari, Saroj Koirala, Parashuram Bhandari, Ganesh Magar, Dipak Raj Basnet, Jeevan Rai, Hem Sagar Baral
      Pages: 17028 - 17031
      Abstract: Information on the distribution of the Vulnerable Lesser Adjutant from Sindhuli District is scarce.  Here we report the investigation and observation a total of 12 individuals and two active nests of Lesser Adjutant in five different locations of Dudhauli and Kamalamai Municipality in Sindhuli, Nepal to reduce the information gap between Triyuga watershed, Siraha District and Chitwan.  Further systematic studies are recommended to find out the total population of the species.
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.4902.12.14.17028-17031
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • First record of African Sailfin Flying Fish Parexocoetus mento
           (Valenciennes, 1847) (Beloniformes: Exocoetidae), from the waters off
           Andaman Islands, India

    • Authors: Y. Gladston, S.M. Ajina, J. Praveenraj, R. Kiruba-Sankar, K.K. Bineesh, S. Dam Roy
      Pages: 17032 - 17035
      Abstract: This study provides the first record of Parexocoetus mento (Valenciennes, 1847) from the waters off Andaman Islands which was previously known to be distributed in the Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: eastern Africa east to the Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).  This report suggests its extension of geographical distribution and addition of one more species to the biodiversity of the Andaman Islands.  Morphometric and morphological data confirmed that the specimens examined from the waters off Andamans Islands are P. mento which is diagnosed from its closely linked relative P. brachypterus (Richardson, 1846) by having the higher dorsal fin reaching up to the origin of upper caudal fin lobe, when depressed vs. extending well beyond the lobe in P. brachypterus, predorsal scales 20 to 24 (vs. 16–20), and dorsal and anal fin with 12–14 rays (vs. 10–11), respectively, in P. mento.
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5708.12.14.17032-17035
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • A first distribution record of the Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle
           Nilssonia hurum (Gray, 1830) (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae) from
           Mizoram, India

    • Authors: Gospel Zothanmawia Hmar, Lalbiakzuala, Lalmuansanga, Dadina Zote, Vanlalhruaia, Hmar Betlu Ramengmawii, Kulendra Chandra Das, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga
      Pages: 17036 - 17040
      Abstract: This paper presents details of the snake collection in the museum of the Zoology Department, St Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Kozhikode and provides data to assess the diversity and abundance of snake fauna in the Kozhikode area of Kerala. Twenty-four species of snakes in five families are vouchered for Kozhikode region. The number of individuals catalogued in St. Josephs College collection serves as an approximate indicator of the species composition of snake fauna of the area and offers a proxy to the measure of snake abundance at Kozhikode. The most abundant well collected species in the collection was the Common Cobra, Naja naja.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6712.12.14.17036-17040
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • A frog that eats foam: predation on the nest of Polypedates sp.
           (Rhacophoridae) by Euphlyctis sp. (Dicroglossidae)

    • Authors: Pranoy Kishore Borah, Avrajjal Ghosh, Bikash Sahoo, Aniruddha Datta-Roy
      Pages: 17041 - 17044
      Abstract: Amphibians in terms of their predatory behaviour depend mainly upon the ambush technique.  Other than predation, amphibians have also been recorded to scavenge to acquire food resources.  This is an opportunistic observation of predatory behaviour of an amphibian species (Euphlyctis sp.) on the foam nest of another species (Polypedates sp.).  The behaviour was recorded during a routine field sampling, which is broadly written in the body of this write up.  Such an observation to our knowledge has not been reported earlier.  This observation will have implications in terms of amphibian ecology, behavioural studies, and also diversity studies in the range of foraging behaviour.
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6291.12.14.17041-17044
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • New distribution record of two endemic plant species, Euphorbia kadapensis
           Sarojin. & R.R.V. Raju (Euphorbiaceae) and Lepidagathis keralensis Madhus.
           & N.P. Singh (Acanthaceae), for Karnataka, India

    • Authors: P. Raja, N. Dhatchanamoorthy, S. Soosairaj, P. Jansirani
      Pages: 17045 - 17048
      Abstract: Euphorbia kadapensis Sarojin. & R.R.V. Raju (Euphorbiaceae) and Lepidagathis keralensis Madhus. & N.P. Singh (Acanthaceae) an endemic species are first time reported for Karnataka in southern India. A detailed description, photographs and herbarium sheets of the taxon are provided for easy identification.
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.4978.12.14.17045-17048
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Cirsium wallichii DC. (Asteraceae): a key nectar source of butterflies

    • Authors: Bitupan Boruah, Amit Kumar, Abhijit Das
      Pages: 17049 - 17056
      Abstract: Abstract: Butterfly diversity and abundance depend on the diversity of foraging resources and nectar characteristics.  Several wild plants of the family Asteraceae often considered as weeds, are important nectar sources for butterflies.  The present communication reports Cirsium wallichii as a key nectar source for a large number of butterfly species during the summer season in Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Mussoorie, western Himalaya.  Of the total recorded species of butterflies (62), a maximum species (22) belongs to the Nymphalidae family followed by Hesperiidae (13), and Lycaenidae (11) that visits C. wallichii.  Therefore, it is suggested that Cirsium wallichii has an important role in sustaining butterfly diversity.   Keywords: Mussoorie, Lepidoptera, .
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6008.12.14.17049-17056
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Hypecoum pendulum L. (Papaveraceae: Ranunculales): a new record for the
           flora of Haryana, India

    • Authors: Naina Palria, Nidhan Singh, Bhoo Dev Vashistha
      Pages: 17057 - 17059
      Abstract: Hypecoum pendulum L., a rare, herbaceous angiosperm plant is being reported here as a new record for the flora of Haryana State.  In the present communication, a detailed account of the plant along with coloured photographic plates has been provided to facilitate its easy identification.   Keywords: New record,  wild herb
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6217.12.14.17057-17059
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
  • Erratum and addenda to the article ‘A history of primatology in
           India’

    • Authors: Mewa Singh, Mridula Singh, Honnavalli N. Kumara, Dilip Chetry, Santanu Mahato
      Pages: 17060 - 17062
      Abstract: NA
      PubDate: 2020-10-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.6815.12.14.17060-17062
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 14 (2020)
       
 
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