Termites (Blattodea: Isoptera) of southern India: current knowledge on distribution and systematic checklist

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M. Ranjith
C.M. Kalleshwaraswamy

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A checklist of termites (Blattodea: Isoptera) of southern India with their distribution is presented in this paper.  In total, 132 species from five families are listed, of which Termitidae Latreille, 1802 is the dominant family comprising 101 species from 27 genera and four subfamilies.  The recent additions of species to the regional termite diversity are Krishnacapritermes dineshan Amina & Rajmohana, 2020, K. manikandan Amina & Rajmohana, 2020, and Pseudocapritermes kunjepu Mathew, 2020.  Out of 132 species recorded from southern India, 60 species and five genera are endemic to the region, and the subfamily Termitinae Latreille, 1802 accounts for maximum endemism.

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Ranjith, M. and Kalleshwaraswamy, C. 2021. Termites (Blattodea: Isoptera) of southern India: current knowledge on distribution and systematic checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 6 (May 2021), 18598–18613. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5781.13.6.18598-18613.
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