2016, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part A
An assessment of reptilian diversity and their distribution in Jammu and Kashmir state from Jammu city in northern India: A case study
Author(s): Amit Manhas, Rajni Raina, Ashwani Wanganeo
Abstract: Based on 30 days of field visit, a total of 16 species of reptiles was recorded from the four localities of Jammu region and their surroundings (32o43ꞌ27.92ꞌꞌN 74o51ꞌ7.75ꞌꞌE) which are Nawabad, Lakadmandi Janipur, Shanti Nagar and Jammu city. Out of the total 16 species sighted 03rnspecies were contributed by family Gekkonidae and Colubridae whereas family Boidae, Elapidae and Scincidae has been represented by 02 species each. Family Agamidae, Typhlopidae, Varanidae and Viperidae have contributed with only one species each. In snakes Ptyas mucosus was found to be the most common species and was observed mostly near human surroundings. For efficient conservation achievement of these faunal groups we require comprehensive information about the species, their distribution and ecology as well as the flow of threats which affect them. Therefore, we suggest studies related to these points should be taken under consideration in further studies.
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Amit Manhas, Rajni Raina, Ashwani Wanganeo. An assessment of reptilian diversity and their distribution in Jammu and Kashmir state from Jammu city in northern India: A case study. Int J Fauna Biol Stud 2016;3(3):20-23.