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Title Faunal heritage of Rajasthan, India : general background and ecology of vertebrates / B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha, Asad R. Rahmani, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (659 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part I: Unveiling the Vivacious Rajasthan. The Majestic Rajasthan: An Introduction / Seema Kulshreshtha, Shailja Sharma and B.K. Sharma -- Physiography and Biological Diversity of Rajasthan / B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha, Satish Kumar Sharma, R.M. Lodha and Sunita Singh -- Historical, Sociocultural, and Mythological Aspects of Faunal Conservation in Rajasthan / B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha and Shailja Sharma -- An Anthropological Account of Bonhomie and Opprobrium between Communities and Animals in Rajasthan / Bela Kothari and B.K. Sharma -- Fossil Records of Rajasthan / U.B. Mathur
Part II: Faunal Ecology: An Insight -- Piscifauna and Herpetofauna. Ichthyofauna of Rajasthan / Devendra Mohan and Ramkishor -- Chelonian Status and Conservation in Rajasthan / Subramaniam Bhupathy, Reena Mathur -- Important species of Lizards in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan / Shalini Gaur, Sanjeev Kumar, N.S. Rathore -- Natural History Observations on the Indian Spiny-tailed Lizard Uromastyx hardwickii in the Thar Desert / Madhuri Ramesh and Ravi Sankaran -- Ophidians of Rajasthan / Chhaya Bhatnagar, Satish Kumar Sharma, Meenakshi Mathur and B.K. Sharma
Part III: Faunal Ecology: An Insight -- Avifauna. Conservation of Bustards with special reference to Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps: The State Bird of Rajasthan / M.K. Vijayvargiya, Rajan Mathur and B.K. Sharma -- Distribution, Status and Conservation of Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus in Rajasthan / Rakesh Vyas and B.K. Sharma -- Status and Distribution of Raptors in Rajasthan / Rishad Naoroji, Harkirat Singh Sangha -- White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis: A Vulnerable Species in Rajasthan / J.K. Tiwari, Devendra Bhardwaj and B.K. Sharma
Part IV: Faunal Ecology: An Insight -- The Mammal Conglomerate. Non-human Primates of Rajasthan / L.S. Rajpurohit, A.K. Chhangani, G. Sharma, S.M. Mohnot and B.K. Sharma -- Status of Tiger in Rajasthan / Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj and B.K. Sharma -- Status, Distribution and Conservation of Leopard Panthera pardus fusca in Rajasthan / Krishnendu Mondal, Shilpi Gupta, K. Sankar and Qamar Qureshi -- Small Cats of Rajasthan / Shomita Mukherjee -- Major Canids of Rajasthan / Satish Kumar Sharma and B.K. Sharma -- The Status and Conservation of Sloth Bear in Rajasthan / Harendra Singh Bargali and B.K. Sharma -- Chiropteran Fauna of Rajasthan: Taxonomy, Distribution and Status / C. Srinivasulu, Bhargavi Srinivasulu and Y.P. Sinha -- Non-Volant Small Mammals of Rajasthan / Partap Singh, R.S. Tripathi and B.K. Sharma -- Squirrels of Rajasthan with special reference to Elliot's Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista petaurista philippensis / Satish Kumar Sharma and B.K. Sharma -- Wild Ungulates in Rajasthan / Sumit Dookia, Mamta Rawat and G.R. Jakher
Summary The state of Rajasthan in India ranks very high in biodiversity and contains several different types of ecosystems. It has implications for ecology and conservation in many areas of the world. The state of Rajasthan broadly falls under the Indomalaya ecozone- one of the eight ecozones dividing earth's land surface. Indomalaya has 03-major biomes in Rajasthan, namely, Deserts and Xeric Shrublands, Tropical and Sub-tropical Dry Broadleaf Forests and Tropical and Sub-tropical Moist Broadleaf Forests. Further, the ecoregions which are covered under these biomes are North Western Thorn Scrub Forest and the Thar Desert; Khathiar-Gir Dry Deciduous Forests and the Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests respectively
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Subject Biodiversity -- India -- Rajasthan.
Animal ecology -- India -- Rajasthan.
Wildlife conservation -- India -- Rajasthan.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Form Electronic book
Author Sharma, B. K. (Bhushan Kumar), 1952-
Kulshreshtha, Seema
Rahmani, Asad R. (Asad Rafi)
ISBN 9781461408000 (electronic bk.)
1461408008 (electronic bk.)