A review on status of mammals in Meghalaya, India

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Adrian Wansaindor Lyngdoh
Honnavalli Nagaraj Kumara
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7958-6395
P.V. Karunakaran
Santhanakrishnan Babu
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4112-6331

Abstract

In this paper we present an updated checklist of mammals found in Meghalaya.  Using online databases and search engines for available literature, we provide the scientific names, accepted English names, conservation status as per IUCN Red List, Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, appendices in CITES, local distribution status, endemism, last reported sighting, an account of previous studies carried out relative to mammals and a tentative bibliography of the mammalian species found in Meghalaya.  A total of 162 species were found to be existing in the state with Chiropterans forming the largest group and 27 species found to be threatened, seven Near Threatened and seven Data Deficient.

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Lyngdoh, A.W., Kumara, H.N., Karunakaran, P. and Babu, S. 2019. A review on status of mammals in Meghalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 15 (Dec. 2019), 14955–14970. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5192.11.15.14955-14970.
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Author Biographies

Adrian Wansaindor Lyngdoh, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641108, India.

Junior Research Biologist

P.V. Karunakaran, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641108, India.

Principal Scientist

Landscape Ecology

Santhanakrishnan Babu, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641108, India.

Senior Scientist

Department of Ornithology

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