Mammals of Papikonda Hills, northern Eastern Ghats, India

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Vikram Aditya
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3888-4369
Thyagarajan Ganesh
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1327-0347

Abstract

Papikonda National Park covering an area of 1,012km2 holds high conservation value as the only national park in the geographically vast northern Eastern Ghats.  The tropical moist deciduous forests support species assemblages characteristic of the Eastern Ghats. We conducted the first comprehensive assessment of the mammal diversity in Papikonda National Park using camera traps, sign surveys and community interviews between October 2014 and March 2015, combined with a comprehensive literature review of research articles, field guides and IUCN species range reports.  A total of 55 species from 46 genera belonging to 24 families were enumerated.  There was a high diversity of carnivores (15 species), followed by chiropterans (13 species) and rodents (11 species).  

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Aditya, V. and Ganesh, T. 2017. Mammals of Papikonda Hills, northern Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 10 (Oct. 2017), 10823–10830. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3021.9.10.10823-10830.
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Vikram Aditya, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

PhD student, Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Thyagarajan Ganesh, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Senior Fellow,
Suri Sehgal Centre for Conservation Science,
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)