An updated checklist of Mammals of Uttarakhand, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun - 248195, Uttarakhand
  • Zoological Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun - 248195, Uttarakhand
  • Zoological Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun - 248195, Uttarakhand



Conservation, Diversity, Mammals, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya


Uttarakhand state is an important part of Himalaya global biodiversity hotspot and rich in mammalian diversity. In the present study an attempt has been made to document the diversity of mammals along with information regarding occurrence of species in different altitudinal zones of Uttarakhand ranging from alpine trans-Himalaya to temperate Gangetic plains. Present study is based on the published literature and field surveys undertaken by authors in different parts of the state during last eighteen years (2004 to 2021). Analysis of data revealed the occurrence of 109 species of mammals belonging to 27 families and 09 orders. Of this, one species was listed as Critically Endangered, followed by 09species as Endangered, 08 species as Vulnerable and 13 species as Near Threatened in IUCN categories. Order Carnivore was represented as the most dominant group having 07 families and 33 species followed by Chiroptera with 06 families and 25 species. Habitat degradation and habitat fragmentation due to anthropogenic activities, poaching, forest fire, invasive species intervention, harvesting of fuel-wood, timber, foliage and medicinal plants were possible threats and reasons for decreasing mammalian population of the state.


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Kumar, A., Sharma, G., & Ali Khan, I. (2022). An updated checklist of Mammals of Uttarakhand, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 122(1), 01–16.





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