Mammals of northeastern India: an updated checklist

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Nazimur Rahman Talukdar
Parthankar Choudhury
Rofik Ahmed Barbhuiya
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4683-8154
Firoz Ahmad
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2243-8698
Deborah Daolagupu
Jyoti Bikash Baishya
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5315-1951

Abstract

A systematic review was carried out to prepare a checklist of the mammalian species of northeastern India.  The region is located between two prominent biodiversity hotspots, Himalaya and Indo-Burma. Though it is only 8% of the country, it supports almost half of the country’s total wild flora and fauna.  Ongoing developmental activities such as the construction of roads, electrification, and mining in and around the wildlife habitats have threatened the survival of many species of wildlife.  A lot of literature has been checked to understand the status and distribution of wildlife in the region and the present manuscript is prepared from existing literature.  A total of 267 species representing 11 orders and 38 families from the region have been reported.  A state-wise updated list of species along with their status as per IUCN, WPA (Wildlife Protection Act) of India, 1972 and CITES has been provided which is intended to serve as a baseline data for further research in mammalian fauna of the region.

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Talukdar, N.R., Choudhury, P., Barbhuiya, R.A., Ahmad, F., Daolagupu, D. and Baishya, J.B. 2021. Mammals of northeastern India: an updated checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 4 (Apr. 2021), 18059–18098. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6010.13.4.18059-18098.
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Nazimur Rahman Talukdar, Wildlife Conservation Research Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 788011, India; and Centre for Biodiversity and Climate Change Research, Udhayan, Hailakandi, Assam 788155, India.

 

Parthankar Choudhury, Wildlife Conservation Research Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 788011, India.

Dr. PARTHANKAR CHOUDHURY is the Professor and former Head of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar. His research focused on different aspects of mammalian and avian biology. He has more than 90 scientific publications. He received M. Sc. and Ph.D. (in Zoology) from Gauhati University.

Rofik Ahmed Barbhuiya, Wildlife Conservation Research Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 788011, India.

Mr. ROFIK AHMED BARBHUIYA is a Ph.D. student at the Assam University, Silchar. His current research focused on the behavioral aspects of primates. He received M.Sc. degree from the same university.

Firoz Ahmad, Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation, 36/30 Station Road, Shivpuri Colony, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh 231001, India.

Mr. FIROZ AHMAD has M. Tech (Remote Sensing) from B.I.T. Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with Forestry, Remote Sensing, GIS, and Photogrammetry and published more than 65 articles. He has won the eGovernance National Award 2020 for the Project entitled ‘eForestFire- Himalayan Forest Fire Prediction’.

Deborah Daolagupu, Wildlife Conservation Research Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 788011, India.

Ms. DEBORAH DAOLAGUPU is a Ph.D. student at the Assam University, Silchar. She has been pursuing research in the area of ethnozoology.

Jyoti Bikash Baishya, Wildlife Conservation Research Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 788011, India.

Mr. JYOTI BIKASH BAISHYA is a Ph.D. student at the Assam University, Silchar. His research focused on human-elephant conflict and mitigation.

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