field guide to the lizards of Western Ghats by T. S. N. Murthy

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Published by Zoological Survey of India in Calcutta .

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Statementby T.S.N. Murthy.
SeriesRecords of the Zoological Survey of India., no. 72
LC ClassificationsQL661.I4 M87 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p., xiv p. of plates :
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2693086M
LC Control Number85902160

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Together they are regarded by many to be the definitive field guides for the US and Canada/5(14). About this book. Language: Bilingual in English and Marathi. This field guide has been designed for quick and easy field identification of some of the common species of lizards and amphibians in Western pictorial layout, specially designed symbols, and bilingual text are meant for use by anyone with some interest in lizards and amphibians.

Description: The Field guide to the lizards of Western Ghats book alligator lizard is a medium sized lizard, attaining a maximum length of approximately 20 inches.

They have a flat, wedge-shaped head. They are generally a yellow-brown color, often with darker brown and white checker patterning on the dorsal surface, and uniformly light colored, white or grey on the ventral surface.

An extremely useful field guide for general readers and nature lovers This book provides a list of more than species of trees, herbs, and shrubs that can be found in the region, accompanied by over color images This field guide is the result of the author's intense study of the flora of the southern western Ghats as well as those of Palni hills for several years.5/5.

The amphibians of the Western Ghats are diverse and unique, with more than 80% of the amphibian species being endemic to the region. Most of the endemic species have their distribution in the rainforests of these endangered Purple frog was discovered in to be a living fossil.

The Western Ghats, also known as Sahyadri (Benevolent Mountains), are a mountain range that covers an area ofsquare kilometres (54, sq mi) in a stretch of 1, kilometres ( mi) parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is Coordinates: 10°10′N 77°04′E /. First of its kind book devoted to reptiles of Northern Western Ghats A detailed guide to species of Reptiles photographed in the wild Highlights various snake species, also features several species of crocodiles, tortoise, lizards and chameleons along.

Snakes of India - The Field Guide. 35 species of lizards and 37 species of snakes. A descriptive species accounts with photographic vouchers is presented. Western Ghats in Maharastra is. Ghats Tree Frog (Ghatixalus asterops) Last seen on J in Munnar, KeralaIndia (View All) | 0 comments Add an Observation.

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Reptiles of the Central Western Ghats, India — a reappraisal and revised checklist, with emphasis on the Agumbe plateau Article (PDF Available) in Russian Journal of Herpetology 20(3) Draco dussumieri or Indian flying lizard, is a species of agamid lizard capable of gliding from tree to tree.

It is found principally in the Western Ghats and some other hill forests of Southern are almost completely arboreal, found on trees in forests and adjoining palm plantations where they climb trees to forage for insects and glide to adjoining trees by Class: Reptilia.

The Western Ghats or Sahyadri is a range of mountains that runs along the western coast of India. It stretches from the Satpur range in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the southern tip of India. It is one of the 10 biodiversity hotspots with a high degree of endemic and endangered flora and fauna.

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Any photos unidentified will not be posted. Repeated photos also will not be posted unless is shows different angles. If. lizards and 43 snakes are reported here. Our literature review shows that only 11 (out of 71) species were origi-nally described from this region.

Our preliminary analysis of area cladogram delineated that despite the many range extensions of “southern” Western Ghats species, the Central Western Ghats reptile fauna is still more similar. A New Frog Species from the Central Western Ghats of India, and its phylogenetic status Gururaja et al.,Zoological Science (In Press) A new species of Philautus.

The following is a list of reptiles of South Asia, primarily covering the region covered by mainland India Travancore tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica) Western Ghats; Asian brown tortoise (Manouria emys) India, Bangladesh () Snakes of India: The Field Guide.

Draco Books, Chennai. Daniel, J.C.() The Book of Indian Reptiles and. The Western Ghats is also recognized internationally as the “western Ghat Endemic Bird area” and is known to support some rare and globally threatened bird species.

It is one of the best birding hot spots in India for variety, beauty, and eco friendliness. This guide covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications.

Color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts Price: $ Birds; Birds of Western Ghats. All birds seen in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala states are eligible for this mission. Location is to be accurately selected in map, this will help others to know where the birds are located.

Lizards of Sri Lanka: A Colour Guide With Field Keys. Frankfurt: Edition Chimaira For anyone interested in the ecology and landscape of the Central Highlands and their similar systems in the southern Western Ghats in India, the book is a must have resource.

SELECTED REFERENCES & FURTHER LINKS A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri. A Western Fence Lizard population was detected near Perma in by a biology student at the Salish Kootenai College (Werner ). The closest known location of another Western Fence Lizard population is km to the west in eastern Washington (St.

John ). The Geckonid Genus Cnemaspis includes a group of diurnal geckos that ranges from South, South-East Asia and central tly around 88 species of these Geckos have been recogniesd and the maximum diversity being from South and South-East 21 species of Cnemaspis geckos are found in South India of which 18 species are endemic to the.

Thanks to Aberdeen University Western Ghats '98 team for helpful comments on the manuscript, especially Katie Hampson, who wrote parts of lizards. As well as reptiles and amphibians his research interests include fruit bats and hippopotamus.

book aims to outline methods that can be used in short studies of reptiles andFile Size: 5MB. Western ghats 1. INTRODUCTION • The Western Ghats (Sahyadri Hills) is formed by the Malabar Plains and the chain of mountains running parallel to India's western coast.

Traverses the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Interrupted only by a km break, Palghat Gap in northern Kerala.

Illustrated Guide to the Snakes of the Western Ghats, India Occ. paper no. () Download article (PDF) | View article (DjVu) A Field Book of the Lizards of India Occ. paper no. () Download article (PDF) | View article (DjVu) A Pocket Book of the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Chilka Lagoon, Orissa Occ.

paper no. Western Ghats also known as the Great Escarpment of India is home to wide ranges of wild animal and bird species. The rainforest of India runs parallel to the Arabian Sea along with west coast of India and form one of the top ten hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Of the reptiles assessed during the project, were endemic to the Western Ghats, 50 to South India and species to both Western Ghats %and south India. By James Hatfield III. This book is the culmination of 10+ years of research, weighs in at more than 2 1/2 pounds and is the largest, most comprehensive, scientifically accurate, up-to-date, helpful, fun, easy-to-read iguana pet care book ever written.

In the Western Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, early monsoon offers outstanding reptile and amphibian-watching. As countless frogs sing and breed, many rare, endemic snakes emerge to prey on them.

Choose an image to view a larger version, then use your Back button to return. Hemidactylus giganteus (Giant tree gecko) occurs in the Andhra, Lingasagar,Karnataka and Wynad Kerala. Agamids family Agamidae Salea salea Lizards These are members of a genus hill lizards found mainly among bushes,hedges,and gardens in the Western Ghats, some times in the higher altitudes up to m.

“The lizard grows to over eight inches in length and is found on trees and walls of old houses in Kanger Ghati National Park,” Mirza told the Bangalore Mirror. “The new species resembles the rock gecko (Hemidactylus maculatus) with which it was confused with by researchers in the gecko however differs in a distinct banded patters and the number.

Amphibians of western ghats 1. THEME PAPER ON AMPHIBIANS OF THE WESTERN GHATS N.A. Aravind* and K.V. Gururaja** *SuriSehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur PO., Bangalore [email protected] **Centre for.

Sri Lanka’s wet zone is found in the western and central part of the Island. This area has the typical attributes we expect from Sri Lanka, such as tea and tropical rain forests. The wet zone is surrounded by a small intermediate zone, and the rest of the island belongs to the dry zone, which has less rainfall during the year.

About the Western Ghats The hill ranges of the Western Ghats, a global biodiversity hotspot, extend along the west coast of India from the river Tapti in the north to the southern tip of India.

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