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Taxonomic Studies of Small Mammals (Scandentia, Rodentia, Soricomorpha and Chiroptera) of Madhya Pradesh

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Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 383

By: SS Talmale(Author)

124 pages, 16 plates with colour photos, b/w illustrations and 1 colour map

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Jul 2017 | #237895 | ISBN-13: 9788181714671
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Language: English

The present study deals with the taxonomy and distribution of small mammal species and subspecies from the orders Scandentia, Rodentia, Soricomorpha and Chiroptera from Madhya Pradesh, India.

The Scandentia are commonly known as tree shrews. Three species under two genera under one family found in India, of which only one species, Anathana ellioti is reported from Madhya Pradesh. Rodents are represented in India by 103 species under 46 genera in seven families, with 22 species under 12 genera and three families in three suborders reported from Madhya Pradesh. The order Soricomorpha, comprising shrews and moles, and Chiroptera, the bats, are similarly presented in this work.


I. Introduction
      1. Scope of work
      2. Review of literature
II.  Material and Methods
      3. Techniques used for collection of specimens
      4. Methods of preservation
      5. Measurements taken
      6. Arrangement
      7. Abbreviations used
III. Systematic List
IV. Systematic Account
      8. Order: Scandentia
      9. Order: Rodentia
      10. Order: Soricomorpha
      11. Order: Chiroptera
V. Summary
VI. Acknowledgements
VII. References
VIII. Figures

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