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Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 296
By: Ram Sewak
106 pages, 4 plates with colour photos and colour map; tables
The present study is based on the collection of the dung beetles collected from the thirty-two districts of Rajasthan by the differently parties of Desert Regional Station, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur from 1963 to 2005. The author also carried out the extensive and intensive survey of Rajasthan from 1999 to 2003, collected large number of specimens from dung pad, dung heap, digging of dung burrows and also by utilizing the light trap method to collect them from urban and rural localities. So far one hundred two species belonging to fourteen genera of sub family Coprinae under family Scarabaeidae have been identified. Of these, sixty-six species have been recorded for the first time from Rajasthan. The classified list of these dung beetles provided according to their systematic position under tribe Scarabaeini and Coprini. The surveyed localities and distribution tables have also been provided.
i. District-wise localities surveyed in Rajasthan
ii. District-wise distribution of species of dung beetles in Rajasthan
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