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Threatened Mammals of India: Ecology and Management

By: Goutam K Saha and Mazumdar Suhendu

162 pages, col & b/w plates

Daya Publishing House

Hardback | Dec 2008 | #185936 | ISBN-13: 9788170355465
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Synthesizes various aspects of the morphology, ecology and behaviour of threatened mammals in India that are relevant to their conservation. Their distribution, threats and current conservation status are also examined.


Contents

Preamble.
Conservation of wildlife--Indian perspective.
Mammals--in a nutshell.
IUCN categories.
Threatened mammals of India.
Critically endangered:
1. Pygmy Hog Sus salvanius (Hodgson).
2. Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica (Meyer).
3. Malabar large-spotted civet Viverra civettina (Blyth). Endangered:
4. Lion-tailed macaque Macaca silenus (Linnaeus).
5. Golden langur Trachypithecus geei (Khajuria).
6. Capped langur Trachypithecus pileatus (Blyth).
7. Hoolock gibbon Bunopithecus hoolock (Harlan).
8. Tibetan antelope or Chiru Pantholops hodgsonii (Abel).
9. Nilgiri Tahr Hemitragus hylocrius (Ogilby).
10. Markhor Capra falconeri (Wagner).
11. Asiatic wild buffalo Bubalus bubalis (Linnaeus).
12. Greater one-horned Rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis (Linnaeus).
13. Asian elephant Elephas maximus Linnaeus.
14. Slender loris Loris tardigradus (Linnaeus).
15. Red Panda Ailurus fulgens (Cuvier).
16. Asiatic wild dog or Dhole Cuon alpinus (Pallas).
17. Tiger Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus).
18. Snow leopard Uncia uncia (Schreber).
19. Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus (Pearson).
20. Gangetic dolphin Platunista gangetica (Roxburgh). Vulnerable: 21. Brow-antlered deer or Sangai Cervus eldii eldii (M'Clelland). 22. Swamp deer or Barasingha Cervus duvaucelii (G. Cuvier).
23. Urial or Shapu Ovis orientalis (Gmelin).
24. Indian Bison or Gaur Bos gaurus (H. Smith).
25. Wild yak Bos mutus (Przewalski).
26. Asiatic wild ass Equus onager khur (Lesson).
27. Sloth bear Melursus ursinus (Shaw).
28. Clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa (Griffith).
29. Golden cat Catopuma temminckii (Vigors and Horsfield).
30. Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus (Bennett).
31. Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica (Erxleben). Near threatened and lower risk:
32. Indian antilope or blackbuck Antelope cervicapra (Linnaeus). 33. Blue sheep or Bharal Pseudois nayaur (Hodgson).
34. Himalayan musk deer Moschus chrysogaster (Hodgson).
35. Himalayan brown bear Ursus arctos (Horsfield).
36. Leopard Panthera pardus (Linnaeus).
Conservation measures--Indian initiatives.
Literatures consulted.
Index.

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