Faunal diversity of Satara District, Maharashtra, India

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Amit Sayyed
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1244-7809

Abstract

Satara District of Maharashtra State is a part of northern Western Ghats and Deccan Plateau biogeographic zones.  The data on various faunal groups was collected from the extensive study carried out during the period between 2007 and 2010, covering different parts of the district.  The present study reports faunal diversity of the district with 677 species under 150 families belonging to 11 different groups.  Overall, the district has substantial faunal diversity.  Out of the total species, 94 are recorded as endemic species, 35 species are listed as threatened under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and 38 species are listed in the different schedules of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 (as amended up to 2013).  The information on geographical distribution pattern of mammalian species in the district is also provided.

 

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Sayyed, A. 2016. Faunal diversity of Satara District, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 13 (Nov. 2016), 9537–9561. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3162.8.13.9537-9561.
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Author Biography

Amit Sayyed, Wildlife Protection and Research Society, 40, Rajaspura Peth, Satara, Maharashtra 415002, India

Amit Sayyed is head of research department at Wildlife Protection and Research Society. He works on faunal diversity, ecology, taxonomy, distribution and evolution of Reptiles and Amphibians.

 

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