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Current Status of Faunal Diversity in Telangana

Kailash Chandra (Author) Deepa Jaiswal (Author) C. Raghunathan (Author) Ors. (Author)

Telangana state is located in the centre of the Deccan plateau and western part of Eastern Ghats. It has varied agro climatic and biogeographic features from plain to rocky terrain and hills. It has widely different type of forest which covers around 26,969.48 sq.km of geographical area, which includes 12 protected areas of the state. This state is also endowed with rich floral and faunal diversity. Current publication reports about 2450 faunal species from the state. Among these 1744 species are invertebrates and 706 are vertebrates. A total of 68 faunal species are endemic to the state. Phylum Arthropoda has highest number of species, comprising 52% species of the entire state fauna. Amrabad and Kawal Tiger Reserves are hot spots of fauna in the state. The current work provides baseline information on faunal diversity of the state, which could help in preparation of strategies for better management and conservation of biodiversity of the state. However, still the faunal documentation of each protected areas and ecosensitive zones needs to be assessed and which could provide more and accurate number of species of the state.

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Title Current Status of Faunal Diversity in Telangana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.06.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788181715708
length 398p.