Odonates of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India

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M. Suhirtha Muhil
P. Pramod

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Odonates were surveyed in Coimbatore District from September 2012 to January 2016.  The survey sites covered three major rivers—the Noyyal, Bhavani and Aliyar.  Aquatic habitats such as forest streams, riverine sites, irrigational tanks and paddy fields were surveyed in the study.  A total of 70 species of odonates were recorded in the survey, which brings the list of odonates in Coimbatore to 87 species.  Eighteen species are first time records to the district.  In this paper, we catalogue odonates and their distribution from the present survey and pre-existing records. 

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Muhil, M.S. and Pramod, P. 2017. Odonates of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 2 (Feb. 2017), 9814–9828. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2937.9.2.9814-9828.
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M. Suhirtha Muhil, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatti, Coimbatore-641108, Tamil Nadu

M. Suhirtha Muhil is a PhD scholar in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. All field studies, data collection and the preparation of the manuscript in the prescribed format was done by her.

P. Pramod, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatti, Coimbatore-641108, Tamil Nadu

Dr. P. Pramod is a Principal Scientist at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Histroy and Head of the Nature Education department. The study was conceptualized and planned by him.

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