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Road kills of amphibians in different land use areas from Sharavathi river basin, central Western Ghats, India

Seshadri, KS and Yadav, Amit and Gururaja, KV (2009) Road kills of amphibians in different land use areas from Sharavathi river basin, central Western Ghats, India. In: Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1 (11). pp. 549-552.

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Abstract

A survey of amphibian mortality on roads was carried out in the Sharavathi river basin in the central Western Ghats. Road kills in three different land use areas: agricultural fields, water bodies and forests were recorded for four days along three 100m stretches in each type of area. One-hundred-and-forty-four individuals belonging to two orders, eight families, 11 genera and 13 species were recorded in the survey. Kills/km observed were: in forest 55, agricultural fields 38 and water bodies 27, for an overall average of 40 kills/km. Kill species compositions varied significantly between land use areas, but not overall kill rates.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Amphibians;central Western Ghats;encounter rate;road kills;Sharavathi river basin;species composition
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 09:52
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25038

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