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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, A 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
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Joti Communication.
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: 16 Jun 2010 08:02
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28444

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