Main Article Content
Odonate diversity of Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, a Ramsar site in Gujarat, was studied between January 2015 and July 2017.Â A total of 46 species belonging to two suborders, six families, and 27 genera were recorded, which included 14 species of Zygoptera (damselfly) and 32 species of Anisoptera (dragonfly).Â Out of the 46 species, 40 species are new records for the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary.Â The record of Enallagma cyathigerum Charpentier, 1840 in Gujarat needs verification.Â Need to monitor changes taking place in Odonata species composition after influx from Narmada canal at Nalsarovar is emphasized.Â
Authors own the copyright to the articles published in JoTT. This is indicated explicitly in each publication. The authors grant permission to the publisher Wildlife Information Liaison Development (WILD) Society to publish the article in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The authors recognize WILD as the original publisher, and to sell hard copies of the Journal and article to any buyer. JoTT is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which allows authors to retain copyright ownership. Under this license the authors allow anyone to download, cite, use the data, modify, reprint, copy and distribute provided the authors and source of publication are credited through appropriate citations (e.g., Son et al. (2016). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the southeastern Truong Son Mountains, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7): 8953–8969. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2718.104.22.16853-8969). Users of the data do not require specific permission from the authors or the publisher.
Balaraman, U. (2008). The unique fauna of ephemeral wetlands of southern Kerala, India, pp. 401â€“409. In: Sengupta, M. & R. Dalwani (eds.). Proceedings of Taal 2007: The 12th World Lake Conference.
Baskaran, S.T. (1999). Nalsarovar: a paradigm for wetland, pp. 154â€“157. In: Baskaran, S.T. (ed.). The Dance of the Sarus: Essays of A Wandering Naturalist. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 260pp.
Dholu, S. (2015). Odonate diversity reflected by wetland quality and DNA barcoding. MSc Thesis. Department of Agricultural Entomology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, 108pp.
Dua, A. & P. Chander (2009). Distribution and abundance of fish populations in Harike wetland - A Ramsar site in India. Journal of Environmental Biology 30(2): 247â€“251.
Fraser, F.C. (1933). The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata - Vol. I. Taylor and Francis Ltd., London, 423pp.
Fraser, F.C. (1934). The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata - Vol. II. Taylor and Francis Ltd., London, 398pp.
Fraser, F.C. (1936). The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata - Vol. III. Taylor and Francis Ltd., London, 461pp.
Gauriar, S. (1982). A day at Nalsarovar Water Bird Sanctuary. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 22(3-4): 7â€“9.
GEER Report (1998). Environmental Impact Assessment of Sardar Sarovar Project on Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. Gujarat
Ecological Education and Research Foundation, Gandhinagar, 138+iiipp.
Islam, M.Z. & A.R. Rahmani (2008). Potential and existing Ramsar Sites in India. Indian Bird Conservation Network: Bombay Natural History Society, BirdLife International and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Oxford University Press, 592pp.
IUCN (2017). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3 downloaded onÂ 10 January 2018.
Kiran, C.G. & D.V. Raju (2013). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Kerala: A Bilingual Photographic Field Guide. Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences (TIES), Kerala, India, 158pp.
Kirti, J.S. & A. SinghÂ (2000).Â Species diversity in dragonflies of Kanjli wetland (Punjab).Â Geobios 133: 272â€“273.
Kumar, N.J.I., H. Soni & R. Kumar (2007). Patterns of site-specific variation of waterbirds community, abundance and diversity in relation to seasons in Nal Lake Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Bird Populations 8: 1â€“20.
Kumar, N.J.I., H. Soni & R.N. Kumar (2006). Biomonitoring of selected freshwater macrophytes to assess lake trace element contamination: a case study of Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Journal of Limnology 65(1): 9â€“16.
Kumar, S. (2008). Conservation of Sambhar lake - an important waterfowl habitat and a Ramsar site in India, pp. 1509â€“1517. In: Sengupta, M. & R. Dalwani (eds.). Proceedings of Taal 2007: The 12th World Lake Conference.
Kumar, S. (2009). Fauna of Nalsarovar, Gujarat, Wetland Ecosystem Series 11. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 137pp.
Mokaria, K. (2015). Odonates of freshwater wetlands around Thol Bird Sanctuary and Blackbuck National Park, Gujarat. Jalaplavit 6(3): 22â€“37.
Muni, N. (2004). Waterfowl census at Nalsarovar. Flamingo 2(1&2): 2â€“3.
Nair, M.V. (2011). Dragonflies & Damselflies of Orissa and Eastern India. Wildlife Organization, Forest & Environment
Department, Government of Orissa, 252pp.
Palot, M.J. & V.P. Soniya (2000). Odonata of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Zoosâ€™ Print Journal 15(8): 317â€“320; http://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.ZPJ.15.8.317-20
Pandya, P. (2007). My experience at Nalsarovar Waterfowl Census, 2006. Flamingo 4(1&2): 14â€“15.
Parasharya, B.M. (2004). Waterfowl census at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary: Some important records. Flamingo 2(1&2): 4â€“5.
Prasad, M. (2004). Insecta: Odonata, pp. 19â€“40. In: Director-ZSIÂ (ed.). Fauna of Gujarat. State Fauna Series, 8 (Part 2). Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
Prasad, S., K. Pandarinath & S.K. Gupta (1997). Late quaternary evolution of the Nal region, Gujarat, India, pp. 176â€“179. In: Das, S.N. & R.S. Thakor (eds.). Changes in Global Climate due to Natural and Human Causes. Proceedings of the IGBP Symposium. Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 296pp.
Ramakrishna, S.Z. Siddiqui & P. Sahu (2006). Faunal Resources of Nalaban Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilka, Orissa, Conservation Area Series - 29. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 36pp.
Ramsar Regional Center - East Asia (2017). The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites - A Practitionerâ€™s Guide, 26pp. Available at www.ramsar.org and www.rrcea.org accessed on 23rd December 2017.
Rathod, D.M. (2017). Odonates diversity of Gujarat and their DNA barcoding for taxonomic validation. PhD Thesis. Department of Agricultural Entomology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India, 250pp+73pp.
Rathod, D.M., S.G. Dholu, B.M. Parasharya & V.S. Mistry (2015). Odonate diversity of a Wetland of National Importance Pariej. Jalaplavit 6(3): 6â€“15.
Rohmare, V.B., D.M. Rathod & B.M. Parasharya (2016). Diversity and population dynamics of Odonata (Insecta: Odonata) in rice growing area of Central Gujarat. Journal of Biological Control 30(3): 129â€“137; http://doi.org/10.18641/jbc/30/3/97792
Rohmare, V.B., D.M. Rathod, S.G. Dholu, B.M. Parasharya & S.S. Talmale (2015). An inventory of odonates of central Gujarat, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(11): 7805â€“7811;Â http://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4292.7805-11
Saikia, P.K. & M.K. Saikia (2011). Biodiversity in Deepor Beel Ramsar Site of Assam, India. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 132pp. https://www.lap-publishing.com. Accessed on 19 December 2017.
Sharma, I. & H.S. Mehta (2008). Fish diversity of Harike Wetland, Punjab - A Ramsar Site. Bionotes 10(1): 16â€“18.
Singh, D., B. Singh & J.T. Hermans (2017). Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata: Insecta) of Keoladeo National Park,
Rajasthan, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7): 10445â€“10452; http://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3622.214.171.12445-10452
Singh, H.S. (2001). Natural Heritage of Gujarat. Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar, India, 262pp.
Smallshire, D. & T. Beynon (2010). Dragonfly Monitoring Scheme Manual. British Dragonfly Society, UK, Version 2. 12 pp.
Srivastava, V.D. & C. Sinha (1993). Insecta: Odonata, pp. 51â€“168. In: Director-ZSIÂ (ed.). Fauna of West Bengal, State Fauna Series, 3 (Part 4). Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 552pp.
Subramanian, K.A. & R. Babu (2017). Checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of India. Version 3.0. www.zsi.gov.in
Subramanian, K.A. (2009). Dragonflies of India - A Field Guide. Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 168pp.
Subramanian, K.A., S. Ali & T.V. Ramachandra (2008). Odonata as indicators of riparian ecosystem health - a case study from South Western Karnataka, India. Fraseria. Proceeding of the 18th International Symposium of Odonatology, Nagpur, 7: 83â€“95.
Urfi, A.J. (2000). A bird count at Nalsarovar: experiences of a participant. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 40(3): 33â€“34.