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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Animal Welfare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Animal Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Society and Animals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Experimental Psychology : Animal Learning and Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Animals     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Veterinary Clinical Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acrocephalus     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Companion Animal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Animal Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Animal Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agrivet : Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Pertanian dan Peternakan / Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Veteriner)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Botany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Natural History Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Equine Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nutrición Animal Tropical     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Animal Research International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
British Poultry Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal - Science Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Botanical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Parasitology : Parasites and Wildlife     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pastoralism : Research, Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Parasitology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Veteriner     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Agripet     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buletin Veteriner Udayana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Majalah Ilmiah Peternakan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Animal Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
TRACE ∴ Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Animal Science and Products     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pet Behaviour Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Derecho Animal. Forum of Animal Law Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Holstein Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu dan Kesehatan Hewan (Veterinary Science and Medicine Journal)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
veterinär spiegel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revue de primatologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Brasileira de Higiene e Sanidade Animal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italian Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian Journal of Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Pest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias (Colombian journal of animal science and veterinary medicine)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Animal Sentience : An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buletin Peternakan : Bulletin of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens     Open Access  
Archiva Zootehnica     Open Access  
Veterinary and Animal Science     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference     Open Access  
Journal of Veterinary Science & Medicine     Open Access  
Human-Wildlife Interactions     Open Access  
Turkish Journal of Veterinary Research     Open Access  
Revista Colombiana de Ciencia Animal     Open Access  
Jurnal Sain Peternakan Indonesia     Open Access  
People and Animals : The International Journal of Research and Practice     Open Access  
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Uluslararası Tarım ve Yaban Hayatı Bilimleri Dergisi / International Journal of Agricultural and Wildlife Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Anatolian Environmental and Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Hayvansal Üretim     Open Access  
Revista de Producción Animal     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Peternakan     Open Access  
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Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Agronomy and Animal Industries     Open Access  
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Wartazoa. Indonesian Bulletin of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access  
Spei Domus     Open Access  
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences     Full-text available via subscription  
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Journal of Threatened Taxa
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.185
Number of Followers: 1  

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ISSN (Print) 0974-7893 - ISSN (Online) 0974-7907
Published by Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Identification of confiscated pangolin for conservation purposes through
           molecular approach

    • Authors: Wirdateti, R. Taufiq P. Nugraha, Yulianto, Gono Semiadi
      Pages: 21127 - 21139
      Abstract: Over the past decade, the pangolin has emerged as one of the most prominent illegally traded mammals, and high extraction rates of Manis javanica from Indonesia have become a world concern. With the rise of the illegal trade, tools for uncovering the origins of pangolins for law enforcement are needed. Use of genetic markers for species and population identification has become a versatile tool in law enforcement efforts related to illegal wildlife trade and the management of endangered species. This study aims to uncover the origin of confiscated pangolins via a molecular approach using COI mtDNA markers. Forty-eight samples came from confiscated pangolins in Jakarta, Surabaya, Jember, Pangkalan Bun, Medan, Lampung, Riau, and Palembang, as well as four samples from the wild population in Riau, Pangkalan Bun, and East Java. Grouping using phylogenetic trees showed two groups with a bootstrap value of 90% based on wild samples. The first group consists of Sumatra and Kalimantan populations, while the second group consists of a Javan population. From a total of 44 confiscated samples, 12 were identified as Javan, nine from Kalimantan, and 23 from Sumatra. Genetic distance value (d) among individuals was d= 0.012 ± 0.002, with haplotype diversity (Hd) 0.864 ± 0.0444. The analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) shows a clear genetic difference among populations (75%) and within populations (25%). The results showed that animals confiscated in one location may come from several different populations. These results can be used to track the flow of the pangolin trade in Indonesia, and support conservation management for the release of confiscated animals.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7572.14.6.21127-21139
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • The trade of Saiga Antelope horn for traditional medicine in Thailand

    • Authors: Lalita Gomez, Penthai Siriwat, Chris R. Shepherd
      Pages: 21140 - 21148
      Abstract: Demand for Saiga Antelope Saiga tatarica horn products in Southeast Asia, due to their perceived medicinal value, has drastically impacted the conservation of this species. At the same time, poor understanding of the dynamics of this trade in parts of Southeast Asia continues to impede regulation and conservation efforts. Here we examine the trade of Saiga horn products in Thailand through a rapid physical and online market survey, and via an analysis of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) trade data. We found an active local trade in Saiga horn products in Thailand, with both physical market surveys and online surveys showing predominantly two forms of Saiga horn products in the market, i.e., cooling water and horn shavings (mostly sold as pre-packaged boiling kits). These products are commercially marketed as staple household medicines. Greater scrutiny, monitoring and research is urgently needed to understand how the use of Saiga horn is being regulated in Thailand including the number of licensed traders, potential stockpiles and management of these. Traditional medicine outlets and online sales of commercial Saiga horn products also requires attention. As a non-native species, the Saiga Antelope is not protected in Thailand which makes it difficult for enforcement authorities to prevent illegal trade of Saiga horn products within the country. Thailand is currently revising its wildlife laws with the intention of addressing the protection of non-native and CITES-listed species. Considering the widespread use of Saiga horn in Thailand, we recommend that Saiga Antelope be included in the revised species protection lists to enable enforcement action against trade in illegally sourced Saiga horn products.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7726.14.6.21140-21148
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • The occurrence of Indochinese Serow Capricornis sumatraensis in Virachey
           National Park, northeastern Cambodia

    • Authors: Gregory McCann, Keith Pawlowski, Soukhon Thon
      Pages: 21149 - 21154
      Abstract: The Mainland Serow Capricornis sumatraensis is an under-studied, enigmatic rupicarin in the family Bovidae that lives in remote parts of the interior of Cambodia’s mountain ranges, most of which border neighboring countries. Their population status in Cambodia is unclear but thought to be in decline. Our records stem from steep forested areas and never in open meadows or clearings. Our fairly robust camera trap records, including direct observations, suggest that Virachey National Park in the northeastern corner of the country might be the species’ last best chance for survival in the wild in Cambodia.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7761.14.6.21149-21154
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Attitudes and perceptions of people about the Capped Langur Trachypithecus
           pileatus (Mammalia: Primates: Cercopithecidae): a preliminary study in
           Barail Wildlife Sanctuary, India

    • Authors: Rofik Ahmed Barbhuiya, Amir Sohail Choudhury, Nazimur Rahman Talukdar, Parthankar Choudhury
      Pages: 21155 - 21160
      Abstract: Conservation of any species needs the support and cooperation of local people. In order to understand the attitudes and perceptions of the locals about the Capped Langur, the present study was carried out around Barail Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. The study was carried out through a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, and interaction with forest staff & local experts to assess the perception of present threats and conservation problems. A total of 400 respondents were interviewed during the study periods. The results reveal that a majority of respondents supported Capped Langur conservation. Habitat loss and fragmentation was considered a major threat (47%), followed by human exploitation (22%), developmental activities (17%), agricultural extension (8%), and hunting & teasing (6%). Knowledge concerning Capped Langurs and perceptions of threats varied considerably among respondents. Increased awareness among local people is suggested to motivate them towards conservation. Benefit sharing and promotion of value-added services through skill development could also be highly rewarding.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7490.14.6.21155-21160
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Feather characteristics of Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
           (Passeriformes: Sturnidae) from India

    • Authors: Swapna Devi Ray, Goldin Quadros, Prateek Dey, Padmanabhan Pramod, Ram Pratap Singh
      Pages: 21161 - 21169
      Abstract: The systematic study of feather microstructure supports species identification, which is important in cases of illegally traded birds and bird-aircraft strikes. Our study focused on morphometric, macro- and micro-characters of feathers of Common Myna Acridotheres tristis from India. Among macro-characters, silver-colored filoplume feathers with pale black pigmentation on the barbs are specific for A. tristis. Morphometric measurements revealed that primary contour feathers (10.8±0.100 cm) were the longest and bristle feathers (1.26±0.051 cm) the shortest among all feathers. The longest (average) barb is found in primary contour feathers (1.875±0.123 cm), and the shortest in filoplume feathers (0.288±0.017 cm). We observed 3 types of nodal structures, and elongated prongs in bristle and filoplume feathers are significant characteristics of A. tristis. These insights into feather microstructures of A. tristis will aid species identification using plumology.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7936.14.6.21161-21169
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Population and distribution of Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus,
           Gmelin, 1989 at lake Tana area, Ethiopia

    • Authors: Shimelis Aynalem Zelelew, George William Archibald
      Pages: 21170 - 21178
      Abstract: The Wattled Crane is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, and isolated population occurs in Ethiopia. This study was conducted in Chimba wetlands, Lake Tana area from October–2013 to December–2014. The objectives were to understand the distribution and population status of the Wattled crane and assess the vegetation characteristics and threats of the ecological units. The population size and density of cranes in the study area was determined from weekly counts carried out in equal-sized sampling units. The total survey area was divided into square grids, and each of them was 1.23 square km wide/size. A total of 10 grid squares, which have an area of 12.32 square km were considered for density analysis. Although the total area of the study was 208.2 km2, unsuitable habitats, such as forest or farmlands were excluded. Counts of cranes were made at known sites. The density was calculated as the average number of cranes counted per unit area. A total of 32 cranes were recorded. The density of cranes in the study area is 2.6 per km2. Cranes were located in Addis Amba, Dehena Mesenta, Latamba, and Legdia local administrative areas. The number recorded in each area varied, the largest (17) was recorded in Latamba Kebele and the fewest (2) in Legdia. The dominant vegetation type of Chimba wetlands is emergent macrophyte. However, the papyrus bed represents about 10% of the wetland. Species of vegetation other than papyrus bed is represented by a 20 quadrat study. A total of 26 macrophyte species belonging to 10 families were recorded. Intensive cultivation, draining of the wetland, habitat degradation, overgrazing of the wetland, overharvesting of papyrus, invasive species, and over-flooding are the major threats of wetlands.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5589.14.6.21170-21178
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Waterbird assemblage along Punatsangchhu River, Punakha and Wangdue
           Phodrang, Bhutan

    • Authors: Nima, Ugyen Dorji
      Pages: 21179 - 21189
      Abstract: Crossing Bhutan is one of the shortest transits, and Bhutan holds the main breeding refuge/habitats for many Central Asian migratory birds. Our study assessed the community structure of waterbirds along the Punatsangchhu River basin, located towards the western part of Bhutan. The study determined the species composition, habitat use and preference of waterbirds, together with the different habitats present. Furthermore, the study examined the potential drivers of habitat fragmentation along the river. The entire study area was classified into five different habitats: dam, dredged area, farmland, urban, and pristine. The Cummings method of habitat assessment for high gradient river and streams was used to assess the habitat variables such as bank stability, vegetative protection and the riparian vegetation zone along the river and the association with the diversity of aquatic birds. A questionnaire survey was also used to evaluate the degree of threats caused by human disturbances. Among the five habitats, the dam area recorded the highest diversity (H` = 2.13) against their total count of 103 (8.7%) and the least diversity was recorded from farmland area (H` = 1.1) against their total count of 282 (23.8%) birds. Most waterbirds preferred an open area with shallow river depth. Habitats with emergent vegetation negatively correlated with the waterbird species composition. The study also recorded one Vulnerable species Aythya ferina, one Near Threatened species Vanellus duvaucelii, and one Endangered species Haliaeetus leucoryphus. Punatsangchhu is a major habitat to both resident and migratory waterbirds which stop here enroute from the Palaearctic and Indo-Malayan Region corroborating the need for habitat conservation and management regimes in the basin.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7681.14.6.21179-21189
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Freshwater fishes of the Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India

    • Authors: P.S. Eldho, M.K. Sajeevan
      Pages: 21190 - 21198
      Abstract: The fish diversity of Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Kerala was studied between January 2018 and December 2020. The ichthyofauna comprised of 40 species belonging to 11 Orders, 17 Families, and 29 genera, of which 35% are endemic to the Western Ghats region, and two are endemic to the state of Kerala. Cyprinids were the most dominant family, represented by 19 species belonging to three genera, followed by family Channidae (3 species) and loaches belonging to the family Nemacheilidae (3 species). Of the 40 species, one (Mesonemachelius herrei) belonged to the ‘Critically Endangered’ (CR), one species is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ (VU), and four ‘Near Threatened’ (NT) category and on the IUCN Red List. Results are presented in the form of a primary checklist of the freshwater fish fauna of the Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, together with remarks on their threats and conservation requirements.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7687.14.6.21190-21198
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Butterflies of Eravikulam National Park and its environs in the Western
           Ghats of Kerala, India

    • Authors: Kalesh Sadasivan, Toms Augustine, Edayillam Kunhikrishnan, Baiju Kochunarayanan
      Pages: 21199 - 21212
      Abstract: The Eravikulam National Park (ENP) holds the largest remaining pristine patches of southern montane wet temperate forests and southern montane wet temperate grasslands of peninsular India. The study shows that ENP harbours 198 species of butterflies, constituting 60.73% of the butterflies recorded from Kerala and 59.10% of butterflies observed in Western Ghats (WG). Thirty-five species of butterflies seen in ENP have some level of endemicity associated with them and 22 of them (52.38%) are strictly endemic to WG. Twenty-seven species are under the schedules of Indian Wildlife Act 1972 (WPA) and its amendments. This National Park has montane grassland-Shola dependent super-endemics like Neptis palnica and Telinga davisoni. ENP also holds Parantica nilgiriensis a Near Threatened species and another 11 Western Ghats endemics, namely, Telinga davisoni, T. oculus, Ypthima chenu, Y. ypthimoides, Arnetta mercara, Baracus hampsoni, B. subditus, Thoressa astigmata, T. evershedi, Oriens concinna, and Caltoris canaraica, which are primary grass feeders. Eravikulam, on the Anamalai–High Range–Palni landscape, lies on a major path of the return migration of butterflies to Western Ghats before the north-east monsoons. Although well-protected, the ENP has anthropogenic pressures from tea estates surrounding it, mammal-oriented management practices like controlled burning of primary grasslands, and natural forest fires, that can significantly affect the invertebrate fauna especially montane grassland shola-dependent butterflies.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7840.14.6.21199-21212
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • The dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Shendurney Wildlife
           Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats, India

    • Authors: Kalesh Sadasivan, Vinayan P. Nair, K. Abraham Samuel
      Pages: 21213 - 21226
      Abstract: The odonate diversity of Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats (WG) of Kerala state, is discussed in this paper. A total of 181 species belonging to 87 genera and 14 families have been compiled for Kerala and this includes 68 Western Ghats endemics. A total of 116 species of odonates including 33 endemics were recorded for the region. A total of 41 damselflies (Zygoptera) and 75 dragonflies (Anisoptera) were recorded for the sanctuary. Shendurney thus harbours 56.04 % of WG and 64.08 % of the odonate diversity of Kerala. In addition, this includes 48.52% of Kerala and 41.25 % of endemic odonates of Western Ghats. About 29% of all the species recorded for the Shendurney are endemic to WG. With respect to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, one species is ‘Endangered’, three ‘Vulnerable’, two ‘Near Threatened’, 84 ‘Least Concern’, 20 ‘Data Deficient’, and six species whose IUCN Red List status was not assessed. Family Libellulidae (41 species) dominated the odonate diversity, followed by Coenagrionidae (15 species) and Gomphidae (13 species). Regarding the occurrence status, we found that 11 species were Very Common, 42 species were found to be Common, 34 species Not Rare, 10 species were Rare, and 19 species were Very Rare inside the sanctuary. None of the species listed is protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7885.14.6.21213-21226
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • A pioneering study on the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sagar
           District, Madhya Pradesh, India

    • Authors: Tanmaya Rani Sethy, Janak Ahi
      Pages: 21227 - 21238
      Abstract: The present investigations were carried out to elucidate the spider fauna of the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 1,505 spider specimens were documented from various sites of the study area. A total of 74 species grouped under 58 genera and 22 families are reported. The family Araneidae was the most common, accounting for 31% of the overall population followed by Salticidae, which accounted for 15% of the overall population. Spiders belonging to seven guild structures were identified which were then classified on the basis of their dietary habits. Further research is needed to analyze the behavior, biology and web patterns of these ubiquitous creatures.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7807.14.6.21227-21238
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Taxonomy and threat assessment of Lagotis kunawurensis Rupr.
           (Plantaginaceae), an endemic medicinal plant species of the Himalaya,
           India

    • Authors: Aijaz Hassan Ganie, Tariq Ahmad Butt, Anzar Ahmad Khuroo, Nazima Rasool, Rameez Ahmad, Syed Basharat, Zafar A. Reshi
      Pages: 21239 - 21245
      Abstract: Lagotis kunawurensis Rupr. (Plantaginaceae), a rare plant species endemic to the Himalaya, is reported here after a gap of 50 years from Ladakh. This species has often been taxonomically misidentified and confused with Picrorhiza kurroa, an important medicinal plant of the Himalaya. The present study clarifies the taxonomy of L. kunawurensis by providing description and photo illustrations of diagnostic characters which will aid its proper field identification. Furthermore, the threat assessment of L. kunawurensis using the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has been conducted based on the available occurrence records, and the species currently falls under the ‘Near Threatened’ category. This species is used for medicinal purposes by locals in the study area. As the species is simultaneously experiencing various kinds of threats and the known distribution range is relatively smaller, it is right time to develop conservation strategies for the sustainable utilization of this endemic medicinal plant species of the Himalaya.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.5977.14.6.21239-21245
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • The study of algal diversity from fresh water bodies of Chimmony Wildlife
           Sanctuary, Kerala, India

    • Authors: Joel Jose, Jobi Xavier
      Pages: 21246 - 21265
      Abstract: The algal diversity of the freshwater ecosystem is very significant because they are the primary energy producers in the food web. The study for the algal diversity was conducted at Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur, Kerala, India, from selected sampling sites (Pookoyil thodu, Kidakkapara thodu, Viraku thodu, Nellipara thodu, Anaporu thodu, Kodakallu thodu, Odan thodu, Mullapara thodu, Payampara thodu, Chimmony dam). The identified algal species belong to four different classes: Chlorophyceae, Euglenineae, Rhodophyceae, and Cyanophyceae. Sixty-one algal species were identified, represented by 37 genera, 22 families, and 14 orders. Among the four, Chlorophyceae was the dominant class.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7487.14.6.21246-21265
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • A checklist of herpetofauna of Telangana state, India

    • Authors: Chelmala Srinivasulu, Gandla Chethan Kumar
      Pages: 21266 - 21281
      Abstract: A checklist of herpetofauna of Telangana, India including accepted English name, scientific name along with authority, Telugu and vernacular name, IUCN, Indian Wildlife Protection Act and CITES status, and endemicity is presented in this paper. The herpetofauna diversity of Telangana is represented by 98 species including 16 species of amphibians belonging to four families, one species of crocodile, six species of testudines, 35 species of saurians and 40 species of snakes. Three species—Hemidactylus flavicaudus, H. xericolus, and H. aemulus—are endemic to Telangana.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7360.14.6.21266-21281
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Comments on “The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Kerala –
           Status and Distribution”

    • Authors: A. Vivek Chandran, K. Muhamed Sherif
      Pages: 21282 - 21284
      Abstract: This is a rejoinder to the article “The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Kerala – Status and Distribution”. In the said paper, certain species are of doubtful occurrence in Kerala and the Western Ghats. First reports of certain species which were available in open-access biodiversity portals and published articles in peer-reviewed journals were ignored. Additions to the checklists have been made without conducting taxonomic investigations, or in one case, even presenting a photograph. These shortcomings will lead to confusion and misunderstanding among odonatologists and naturalists in the region.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7989.14.6.21282-21284
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Landings of IUCN Red Listed finfishes at Chetlat Island of Lakshadweep,
           southeastern Arabian Sea

    • Authors: Davood Nihal, N.M. Naseem, N. Abhirami, M.P. Prabhakaran
      Pages: 21285 - 21289
      Abstract: The Lakshadweep Islands are well-known for their abundant fishery resources. Present study primarily focused on the systematic representation of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red Listed marine finfish landings of Chetlat Island of Lakshadweep archipelago (India). Monthly collections were carried out from September 2019 to February 2020 from the study area. A list of finfishes along with their scientific name, common name, family, and present conservation status was prepared. As per the IUCN Red List, out of 41 fish species identified, one species is ‘Endangered’ (EN), two species are ‘Near Threatened’ (NT), four species are ‘Vulnerable’ (VU), one species ‘Data Deficient’ (DD), 29 species ‘Least Concern’ (LC), and four species are ‘Not Evaluated’ (NE) categories. Information on the conservation status of fishes plays a significant role in fisheries science since it forms the basis for managing marine fishery resources.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7871.14.6.21285-21289
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • First report of the termite Glyptotermes ceylonicus (Blattodea: Isoptera:
           Kalotermitidae) from India: an example of discontinuous distribution

    • Authors: Edwin Joseph, Chinnu Ipe, Nisha P. Aravind, Sherin Antony, Jobin Mathew
      Pages: 21290 - 21295
      Abstract: We report Glyptotermes ceylonicus (Holmgren, 1911), an endemic Sri Lankan termite, for the first time from India. Glyptotermes show a high degree of endemism throughout the world. Record of this species from the current location indicates a wide distribution of this species in southern India, in the past, before the complete separation of Sri Lanka from India. The current distribution of Glyptotermes ceylonicus is also an example of discontinuous distribution. Pictorial illustrations of the morphologically important parts and revised key for the Indian species are provided.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.4715.14.6.21290-21295
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Authentic report of the emesine bug Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn, 1860
           (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from India

    • Authors: Sangamesh R. Hiremath, Santana Saikia, Hemant V. Ghate
      Pages: 21296 - 21301
      Abstract: An emesine bug, Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn, 1860, is reported from two areas in India—Kerala and Assam. Both, macropterous and apterous forms are found in India. This is the first illustrated report of this assassin bug from India.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7902.14.6.21296-21301
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Reappearance of stomatopod Gonodactylus platysoma (Wood-Mason, 1895) after
           an era from the intertidal region of Chota Balu, South Andaman, India

    • Authors: N. Muthu Mohammed Naha, Limaangnen Pongener, G. Padmavati
      Pages: 21302 - 21306
      Abstract: Mantis Shrimp Gonodactylus platysoma was observed during a survey for seaweed-related macrofauna from the intertidal region of Andamans after a century. The specimen was collected using a scoop net, identified based on Kemp (1913) and Ahyong (2001). The detailed description, images and illustrations are given in this article. The reappearance of G. platysoma after a century highlights the potential of revealing the rich biodiversity in Andaman and the need to monitor stomatopods for a better overview of their ecological interactions and diversity.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7530.14.6.21302-21306
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Range extension of earthworm Drawida impertusa Stephenson, 1920
           (Clitellata: Moniligastridae) in Karnataka, India

    • Authors: Vivek Hasyagar, S. Prasanth Narayanan, K.S. Sreepada
      Pages: 21307 - 21310
      Abstract: As a part of an ongoing study on the bio-ecology of earthworms, since 2017 surveys has been carried out in different ecosystems of Western Ghats, Karnataka. This has revealed the presence of one native peregrine species Drawida impertusa Stephenson, 1920 of the family Moniligastridae. The species is recorded for the second time from Karnataka state. The paper describes the morphological and anatomical details along with current distribution of the species.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7630.14.6.21307-21310
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Pelatantheria insectifera (Rchb.f.) Ridl. (Orchidaceae): a new generic
           record for Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India

    • Authors: V. Ashok Kumar , P. Janaki Rao, J. Prakasa Rao, S.B. Padal, C. Sudhakar Reddy
      Pages: 21311 - 21314
      Abstract: The monopodial orchid Pelatantheria insectifera is reported here as a new generic record for the state of Andhra Pradesh (India). Further, detailed diagnostic description, colour photo plates for easy identification and note on ecology were provided.
      PubDate: 2022-06-26
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7635.14.6.21311-21314
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • New breeding site record of Oriental White Ibis Threskiornis
           melanocephalus (Aves: Threskiornithidae) at Thirunavaya wetlands, Kerala,
           India

    • Authors: Binu Chullakattil
      Pages: 21315 - 21317
      Abstract: The breeding of the ‘Near Threatened’ Oriental White Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus (Aves: Threskiornithidae) in Tirunavaya wetland is the first scientific document from Malappuram District of Kerala State, India. The present work explores the habitat preference and nesting charecteristics. The breeding site bears nests of two other species — Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster and Open Bill Stork Anastomus oscitans. The nest tree species is Barringtonia acutangula and shows an average tree height 7±0.45 m and nest height of 3.18±0.49 m.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7896.14.6.21315-21317
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Rediscovery of Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn from Sri Lanka

    • Authors: Tharindu Ranasinghe, Hemant V. Ghate
      Pages: 21318 - 21320
      Abstract: We confirm the presence of G. melinarthrum from three different localities of Sri Lanka after a gap of over 150 years.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.8052.14.6.21318-21320
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • A report on the occurrence of the cicada Callogaeana festiva (Fabricius,
           1803) (Insecta: Cicadidae) from Mizoram, India

    • Authors: Khawlhring Marova, Fanai Malsawmdawngliana, Lal Muansanga, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga
      Pages: 21321 - 21323
      Abstract: We present a new state record of Callogaeana festiva from Mizoram state, India, based on an individual collected from Hualtu, Serchhip District. This record represents the range extension of the species as well as the easternmost distribution record within the Indian subcontinent.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7550.14.6.21321-21323
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • New distribution records of two species of metallic ground beetles of the
           genus Chlaenius (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Chlaeniini) from the Western
           Ghats, India

    • Authors: Duraikannu Vasanthakumar, Erich Kirschenhofer
      Pages: 21324̵ - 21324̵
      Abstract: While identifying the collections of carabid beetles of Western Regional Centre of Zoological Survey of India, we came across two beetle species identified as Chlaenius (Chlaeniellus) cookei Andrewes, 1933 and Chlaenius (Pseudochlaeniellus) puncticollis Dejean, 1826. Perusal of published works on the Chlaeniusbeetles of India revealed that this species has not been reported from Western Ghats areas earlier and hence the present collection forms a new distribution record.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7590.14.6.21324–21326
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Report of Euphaea pseudodispar Sadasivan & Bhakare, 2021 (Insecta:
           Odonata) from Kerala, India

    • Authors: P.K. Muneer, M. Madhavan, A. Vivek Chandran
      Pages: 21327 - 21330
      Abstract: The newly described damselfly, Euphaea pseudodispar Sadasivan & Bhakare, 2021 (Insecta: Odonata) is reported from Wayanad in Kerala state for the first time. This observation suggests that it is distributed from the northern Western Ghats to the southern part of central Western Ghats up to Wayanad, north of the Palghat gap. This study highlights the need for extensive field surveys of Odonata in the Western Ghats of India.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.11609/jott.7662.14.6.21327-21330
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2022)
       
 
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