Editor: Natarajan Singaravelan

Rare Animals of India

eBook: US $35 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $130
Printed Copy: US $113
Library License: US $140
ISBN: 978-1-60805-629-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-485-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080548551130101

Introduction

Rare Animals of India is a unique book that presents the biological and ecological accounts of the least known animal species of India in one comprehensive volume. The book gives comprehensive ecological accounts supported with data tables on rare and specific animal species of India and discusses the basis for their rarity for their conservation. It includes information about the Indian Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) the endangered Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti), the Bengal Marsh Mongoose, Snow Leopards and many more. Readers are guided through several chapters each detailing a specific kind of animal, some of them being on the list of endangered species. With over 150 color illustrations, this intriguing reference will be of immense interest to zoologists, ecologists, naturalists and conservation biologists as well as general readers across the world interested in studying such rare or least known animals found in the length and breadth of the Indian region.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, EBSCO.

Foreword

- Pp. i- (1)
Paul A. Racey
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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Natarajan Singaravelan
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-vi (3)
Natarajan Singaravelan
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Caecilians – The Limbless Elusive Amphibians: In the Backdrop of Kerala Region of the Western Ghats

- Pp. 3-34 (32)
Ramachandran Kotharambath, Reston S. Beyo, Lekha Divya, Mohammed A. Akbarsha and Oommen V. Oommen

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Endangered and Enigmatic Reptiles of Western Ghats – An Overview

- Pp. 35-61 (27)
Sumaithangi R. Ganesh and Sumaithangi R. Chandramouli

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Agamid Lizards of India: Emphasis on Distribution and Conservation Status of Endemic and Rare Species

- Pp. 62-75 (14)
P. D. Venugopal

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Indian Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus): Status, Ecology and Conservation

- Pp. 76-100 (25)
Prasanta K. Saikia

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Ecology of the Critically Endangered Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti

- Pp. 101-112 (12)
Girish Jathar and Asad Rahmani

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Vulnerable Vultures of India: Population, Ecology and Conservation

- Pp. 113-144 (32)
Amita Kanaujia and Sonika Kushwaha

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Shortsighted About the Shortwings? Conservation Biology of the Shortwings, Threatened Endemic Birds, on the Sky Islands of Southern India?

- Pp. 145-159 (15)
V.V. Robin and Anindya Sinha

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Population, Ecology and Conservation of Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat (Latidens salimalii)

- Pp. 160-178 (19)
Juliet Vanitharani, Natarajan Singaravelan and Ganapathy Marimuthu

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Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus in India

- Pp. 179-203 (25)
Gopinathan Maheswaran

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Ecology and Conservation of Endemic Bengal Marsh Mongoose in East Kolkata Wetlands, a Ramsar Site in West Bengal

- Pp. 204-241 (38)
Jayanta K. Mallick

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Population, Behavioural Ecology and Conservation of Hoolock Gibbon in Northeast India

- Pp. 242-266 (25)
Awadhesh Kumar, Ashalata Devi, Atul Kumar Gupta and Kuladip Sarma

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Snow Leopard: Ecology and Conservation

- Pp. 267-276 (10)
Koustubh Sharma

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Subject Index

- Pp. 277-280 (4)
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