On the occurrence of Honey Badger Mellivora capensis (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae) in the northern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vikram Aditya
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3888-4369
Yogesh Pasul
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8227-6021
Ganesh Thyagarajan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1327-0347

Abstract

The Honey Badger or Ratel is a monotypic species of the badger family Mustelidae ranging across Africa and Asia at low densities.  There have been no records of their presence and distribution across the Eastern Ghats of India.  The present note reports the first camera trap record of the Honey Badger Mellivora capensis Schreber, 1776 from the reserved forests of the northern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Aditya, V., Pasul, Y. and Thyagarajan, G. 2020. On the occurrence of Honey Badger Mellivora capensis (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae) in the northern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 5 (Apr. 2020), 15661–15663. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5162.12.5.15661-15663.
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Vikram Aditya, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064, India.

PhD student, Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, ATREE

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