Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert by K. K. Sharma, S. P. Mehra (auth.), Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Dr.

By K. K. Sharma, S. P. Mehra (auth.), Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Dr. Q. H. Baqri, Dr. G. Ramaswamy, Dr. M. Naseema (eds.)

The nice Indian or Thar wasteland is characterised through tremendous harsh weather conditions. however, this detailed quarter, which includes very various habitats starting from grassland, sand dunes and rocky expanses to hilly wooded terrains, but additionally crop fields and deserted human habitations, includes a wonderful biodiversity. In sixteen chapters, reputed specialists of their fields describe the local weather and microclimatic regime of this sizzling, arid desolate tract, and its diversified faunal population. those diversity from dung beetles, ants and spiders to lizards and snakes, vultures, doves and different birds, bats, gerbils and mice, and mammals together with the gazelle and langur, a few showing within the IUCN pink record of threatened species. Key points of the ecology and conservation of this endangered surroundings are mentioned, particularly pest keep an eye on and the protecting position of neighborhood spiritual groups, in addition to the affects of large-scale irrigation schemes, altering land-use styles and weather change.

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Scarabaeus devotus Redtenbucher 7. Scarabaeus erichsoni Harold Genus 2: Gymnopleurus Illiger 8. Gymnopleurus cyaneus Fabricius 9. Gymnopleurus miliaris Fabricius 10. Gymnopleurus koenigi Fabricius 11. Gymnopleurus gemmatus Harold 12. Gymnopleurus bicallosus Felsche Tribe II: Coprini Genus 3: Heliocopris Burmeister 13. Heliocopris gigas Linnaeus 14. Heliocopris tyrannus Thomson 15. Heliocopris dominus Bates Genus 4: Catharsius Hope 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Catharsius platypus Sharp Catharsius molossus Linnaeus Catharsius sagax Quens Catharsius pithecius Fabricius Catharsius inermis Castelnau 27 28 R.

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Oniticellus pallens Oliver Distribution: Gujarat: Kuchchh and Rajasthan. 71. Oniticellus spinipes Roth Distribution: Gujarat: Junagarh; Rajasthan: Jalore. 72. Oniticellus cinctus Fabricius Distribution: Gujarat: Junagarh, Patan; Rajasthan: Jodhpur, Pali and Nagaur. Genus 10: Drepanocerus Kirby 1828 Diagnostic Characters: Body elongate and flattened, with erect scalelike hairs. The clypeus is bidentate. The prothorax is very uneven, and the scutellum distinct. The elytra are flat, not covering the sides of the abdomen.

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