List of mammals in india
Indian Mammals: A Field Guide by Vivek MenonAn invaluable reference and exceptionally usable guide to the mammals of India Covering the rich diversity of mammal species in India, from tigers, elephants, rhinos and whales to primates, rodents and bats, Indian Mammals is a comprehensive, field-ready and illustrated guide. Accompanied by superb full-colour photographs, supplementary illustrations and distribution maps, and based on impeccable scientific research reviewed by experts, Indian Mammals records details of virtually every mammal known to exist in India. The in-depth, up-to-date text by Vivek Menon, one of Indias leading naturalists and an authority on Indian wildlife, describes key identification features, biometrics, behaviour, social strategies, habitat and distribution. Encyclopaedic in sweep yet accessible in approach, Indian Mammals includes the majestic and most sought after as well as the extraordinary and elusive mammals. Passionate wildlife watchers will appreciate the range of coverage and tips on identifying mammals, while naturalists will value the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species in the field. Planned for easy reference, this compact guide is the essential resource for wildlifers of any age, from animal watchers and eco-tourists to active conservationists. ? More than 400 species of both land and water mammals with introductory pages on each order ? Over 1,000 carefully curated photographs ? Nearly 150 distribution maps ? Colour tabs for sections to facilitate ease of use ? The full index doubles up as a life-list ? Field notes reveal uncommon on-site experiences
Category:Mammals of India
This list of mammals of India comprises all the mammal species alive in India today. Some of them are common to the point of being considered vermin while others are exceedingly rare. Many species are known from just a few zoological specimens in museums collected in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the carnivores and larger mammals are restricted in their distribution to forests in protected areas, while others live within cities in the close proximity of humans. They range in size from the Eurasian pygmy shrew Sorex minutus to the Asian elephant Elephas maximus.
Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah. Ailurus fulgens Red Panda. - Mammals of India.
Toggle navigation. Home Indian Mammals. Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica Once widely distributed from northern Greece eastwards through Syria, Iraq and Iran to central India, the Asiatic lion was exterminated over most of its range with the advent of firearms in the 19th century. The last remaining population is found in the Gir sanctuary of Gujarat, where it survived under the patronage of the Nawab of Junagadh, and now protected under law. One of seven subspecies of the lion two of which are already extinct — the Asiatic lion inhabits teak forest, scrub and grassland. It lives in social groups called. At one time the Gir forest suffered heavily from overgrazing by domestic cattle, reducing natural ungulate populations and forcing the lions to turn to livestock predation.