Collembolan fauna of Duars region of Northern West Bengal and Shola grassland of Western Ghats

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  • Apterygota Section, M-Block, New Alipore, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Apterygota Section, M-Block, New Alipore, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Apterygota Section, M-Block, New Alipore, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal

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https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i3/2020/143774

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Hexapoda, Kerala, Spring-tails, West Bengal

Abstract

The present work is based on extensive survey made by the authors during November, 2015 to December, 2017, in plains of Darjeeling district, the whole of Jalpaiguri district and the upper region of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal state and Shola forests of Kalpetta range, Thirunelli range, Brahmagiri Peak, Chembra Peak, Banasura hills, Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary, Kurchermala peak, Manikunnamala hills of Wayanad district, Malabar Wild Life Sanctuary of Kozhikode district, Shola grassland of Ponmudi forest, Trivandrum district and Shola grass lands of Palghat districts of Kerala state. Collembolans commonly called spring-tails are entognathous, wingless hexapods. A total of 45 species of Collembola belonging to 23 genera under 9 families have been recorded from Duars Region of Northern West Bengal and Shola Grassland of Western Ghats, Kerala. All the species from Duars region of West Bengal are recorded for the first time from the state. Out of 30 species recorded from Shola grassland of Western Ghats, Kerala, 19 species are endemic to Kerala state.

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2020-09-06

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Mandal, G. P., Suman, K. K., & Bhattacharya, K. K. (2020). Collembolan fauna of Duars region of Northern West Bengal and Shola grassland of Western Ghats. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(3), 225–240. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i3/2020/143774

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