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New species and new records

Government of India
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Zoological Survey of India
5th June, 2010

Zoological Survey
of India, 1916

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), established in 1916, serves the nation by
providing scientific basis for conservation and sustainable utlization of animal
diversity through survey inventory, documentation, taxonomic research and
creating environmental awareness.
Since its inception in 1916, the scientists of ZSI have discovered
4507 new species, subspecies and varities.
During 2009, the scientists of ZSI have discovered 55 new species
(including 3 subspecies) and 46 new records as follows :

New to Science from India :
 1 Aves
 5 Amphibians
 1 Pisces
 2 Mites
 37 Insects
 2 Centepedes
 1 Leech
 4 Nematodes
 2 Trematodes
New records from India :
 1 Pisces
 12 Insects
 9 Mites
 24 Corals

Animal Discoveries 2009
© Government of India, 2010

Compiled by
Dr. Ramakrishna, Director, ZSI

Rati Ram Verma, PPO, ZSI
Dr. R. Babu, Scientist-B, ZSI
Dr. P. Girish Kumar, Jr. Zoological Assistant, ZSI

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new invasive alien species may colonize our ecosystems and many endemic and rare native fauna may dwindle and face extinction. has been assigned with the mandatory action plans and programmes for the exploration cum scientific documentation of the faunal resources of the country. are gratefully acknowledged. In recent years. the Survey has brought to light numerous discoveries of animal species new to science and also new records of distribution for the country. considerable extent of ecosystem areas still remains under explored. Additional Secretary and to Sri A. PREFACE Biological diversity and its conservation is a subject that has received considerable attention all over the world.F. The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) since its inception on 1st July. the animal diversity in particular. because in the prevailing conjectures. to Sri Vijai Sharma. Zoological Survey of India as a collateral programme to its prime function of faunal monitoring/inventorying works has focused on the impact of climate change and its anticipated negative impact on biodiversity. As part of its augmented effort on ecosystem exploration cum documentation of animal wealth of the country. Farooqui. The present publication: “Animal Discoveries 2009—New Species and New Records” is a valuable contribution from ZSI. Govt.K Goyal Joint Secretary. Ministry of Environment and Forests for their interest. India being a mega diversity country. 1916. investigations into species diversity always is complicated by the facts of ecosystem as well as habitat diversities/complexities. Ramakrishna) 2nd June 2010 Director Place : Kolkata Zoological Survey of India . support and encouragement. I take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks to Sri Jairam Ramesh. the sincere efforts and team work of the researchers of this institution. The scientific studies on the species diversity of animals. Yet it remains far from complete. with its network of 16 Regional Centres established during various Plan periods. their distribution and other interrelationships to each other offer wide and varied topics or subjects enabling us to deal with ever increasing variety of research projects. the Honorable Minister of Environment and Forests. (Dr. the Secretary to the Government of India. Besides. the population out breaks of many disease vectors and agricultural pests are expected. Government of India. The animal wealth of our nation is very amazing. or may be even unexplored. Sri M. of India has rightly realized the ambience of biodiversity richness of the nation. We have made marked improvement and success in unraveling the rich biodiversity of the nation. for their biodiversity wealth. including the help and support rendered by my colleagues and other collaborating agencies. The significance of monitoring the faunal resources of various ecosystems in different biogeographic regions of India is ever increasing.

00 Platyhelminthes 17500 1624 9.90 Pycnogonida 600 17 2.41 Protochordata 2106 119 5.33 Kinorhyncha 100 10 10. It is estimated that through further survey and inventorisation. In fact. Table-1.02 Tardigrada 514 30 5.45% of the species of animals that the world holds and this percentage accounts nearly for 91.61 Onychophora 100 1 1.14 Crustacea 35536 2936 8.66 Brachiopoda 300 3 1. India is known to have over 7.00 Chaetognatha 111 30 27.00 Nematoda 30011 2866 9.62 Echiura 127 43 33. of species Taxonomic group % in India World India PROTISTA (Protozoa) 31250 2577 8.20 Gastrotricha 3000 100 3.05 Arachnida 73440 5829 7.220 species.08 Porifera 4562 500 10. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ESTIMATED FAUNAL DIVERSITY IN INDIA In the light of Biodiversity Convention. Estimated Faunal Diversity in India (updated.83 Chilopoda 3000 100 3. diversified climatic conditions and enormous ecodiversity and geodiversity.65 Pisces 21723 2548 11.27 Bryozoa (Ectoprocta) 4000 200 5.43 Grand Total (Protista+Animalia) 1226784 91484 7.60 Reptilia 5817 460 7. within only about 2% of world’s total land surface.28 Rotifera 2500 330 13. about two times that number of species still remains to be discovered in India alone.70 Cnidaria 9916 866 8.16 Symphyla 120 4 3.00 Entoprocta 60 10 16.45 1 1 . January 2009) No.58 Total (Animalia) 1195534 88907 7. India holds a unique position with the priority of conservation of natural resources and sustainable development.00 Chordata 48463 5045 10. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its unique biogeographical location.62 Sipuncula 145 35 24. Zoological Survey of India.00 Phoronida 11 3 27.484 species so far known.91 Aves 9026 1232 13.55 Acanthocephala 800 229 28.00 Arthropoda 998904 71323 7.83 Echinodermata 6223 765 12.26 Insecta 867365 61220 7.29 Hemichordata 120 12 10.66 Mammalia 4629 397 8.33 Merostomata 4 2 50.24 ANIMALIA Mesozoa 71 10 14.14 Mollusca 66535 5072 7. of which insects alone include 61.73 Ctenophora 100 12 12.86 Annelida 12700 841 6.33 Diplopoda 7500 162 2.72 Amphibia 5162 289 5.

zool. 1. Journal : Rec. Dutta. Zoological Survey of India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ONE NEW DISCOVERY OF AVES AVES Family : PODARGIDAE Genus : Batrachostomus Class Aves of the phylum Chordata includes the fascinating warm blooded vertebrates creatures which are known as birds. 2 . Described by : B. Surv. India. India. Shimoga District. 109(2) : 79-85. Karnataka. Year : 2009. Batrachostomus moniliger roonwali Locality : Jog Falls. They are characterize by the presence of feathers which serve many purposes like insulating the body and contributing to the flying apparatus of wing and tail.B.

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Genus : Ichthyophis

Caecilians or limbless amphibians fall under the order Gymnophiona of the class
Amphibia. The mostly fossorial and tropical Ichthyophiidae and its sister taxa
Uraeotyphlidae are the only caecilian families restricted to Asia. They are believed to
have been dispersed from India to South East Asia. Ichthyophid taxonomy is not
adequately established to enable a confident specific identification mostly because of
their external similarity. Morphological caecilian systematics, especially at low levels,
has been dogged by a paucity of obvious external characters and a lack of understanding
of their variabilities.

2. Ichthyophis alfredii
Locality : Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India.
Journal : Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occasional Paper No., 309 : 1-56.
Year : 2009.
Described by : R. Mathew and N. Sen.

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3. Ichthyophis daribokensis
Locality : Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India.
Journal : Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occasional Paper No., 309 : 1-56.
Year : 2009.
Described by : R. Mathew and N. Sen.

4. Ichthyophis nokrekensis
Locality : Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India.
Journal : Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occasional Paper No., 309 : 1-56.
Year : 2009.
Described by : R. Mathew and N. Sen.


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Order : ANURA
Genus : Minervarya

Big-sized frogs have almost all been described from India in the last 150 years. It is the
small-sized ones which have escaped the notice of herpetologists. In the last decade since
2000, many small-sized frogs have been described but mainly from the Western Ghats and
North-eastern India. The Gangetic plains and especially the State of West Bengal was
considered already well-explored as the British started faunistic surveys from here and later
established the Asiatic Society, Indian Museum and ZSI in Calcutta to keep whatever they
got. Therefore it came as a pleasant surprise when after a long gap of about 100 years; a
new species of forest-dwelling frog was discovered from Northern West Bengal. This 3 cm
species had long been overlooked as it is very ephemeral, emerging out from under the leaf-
litter and calling only when small rain-pools form on the forest-floor for only 6 weeks in
June-July. They seem to arrive from nowhere giving rise to their generic name Minervarya
after Minerva, daughter of Zeus (Greek god of Earth), from whose head she literally sprang
out. As this species is restricted only to deep forests and known so far only from Chilapata
Forest Range in Jalpaiguri district, the species has been named after Chilapata, hence
Minervarya chilapata (Chilapata being a noun in apposition).

5. Minervarya chilapata
Locality : Chilapata Reserve Forest, Jalpaiguri district,West Bengal, India.
Journal : Zootaxa., 2209 : 43-56.
Year : 2009.
Described by : A. Ohler, K. Deuti, S. Grosjean, S. Paul, A.K. Ayyaswamy, M.F. Ahmed
and S.K. Dutta.

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Mathew and N. Leptobrachium nokrekensis Locality : Didari Kchibama. especially in intraspecific relationships. The genus Leptobrachium is not common in occurrence. Meghalaya. Subsequently 11 more species were added from South East Asia. Nokrek Biosphere Reserve. Zoological Survey of India. Presently there are 16 species in the genus from World. Surv. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : MEGOPHRYIDAE Genus : Leptobrachium The genus Leptobrachium Tschudi was established in the year 1838 with hasseltii as the type. India. 109(3) : 91-108. 6 . Year : 2009. 6. Journal : Rec. Colouration of the eye in the genus Leptobrachium is considered as an important taxonomic character and might also play a role in behaviour. India. zool. East Garo Hills District. The description of L. Described by : R. nokrekensis is of great importance from taxonomic and biodiversity view point. Sen. The distribution pattern of the genus shows that it is basically an Indo-Malayan genus.

many more species are yet to be described. From biodiversity and geographic distribution point of view. elongatus. Dhemaji District. 7. The genus is so far restricted to North East India with only A. 7 7 . Year : 2009. Journal : Rec. India. being one of the biodiversity hotspots. Other known species under the genus are kempi. Subansiri River. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ONE NEW DISCOVERY OF PISCES PISCES Family : BALITORIDAE Genus : Aborichthys A new species Aborichthys rosammai is described from North-East India. India. zool. Zoological Survey of India. Described by : N. 109(2) : 13-20. Surv. North East India. kempi having its distribution in Myanmar also. Aborichthys rosammai Locality :Pabomukh. garoensis and tikaderi. Sen. the description of this new species is of great importance. Assam.

The genus Striatoppia is of rare occurrence in Indian soil. Sabrum. India. Described by : A. Journal : Rec. This soil inhabiting mites (Acarina) belongs to the family Oppiidae. 1-2. 8. Genus : Striatoppia adult female : 1. adult female : 1. Sanyal. Tripura. Journal : Rec. nov. 9. Striatoppia asiaticus Locality : Dhuptali. Tripura. The new taxa is the third species so far known from India. It is also reported that the species of this genus rarely act as vector of helminthes to domestic animals.K. the members of which play a major role in humification of organic matters further leads to increase soil fertility. Udaipur. Aeroppia (Paraeroppia) indiana Locality : Pulcharri. Sanyal. Striatoppia asiaticus. India. zool. Surv. This group of mites actively takes part in soil formation through decomposition of organic matter. India. Surv. Described by : A. Zoological Survey of India. Venter. 1-2. zool.K. Venter. Aeroppia (Paraeroppia) indiana. 8 . 2. 2. 109(3) : 5-9. Dorsum. Year : 2009. Year : 2009. Figs. 109(3) : 5-9. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 TWO NEW DISCOVERIES OF MITES ARTHROPODA ARACHNIDA : ACARINA : ORIBATIDA Family : OPPIDAE Genus : Aeroppia Subgenus : Paraeroppia subgen. India. Figs. Addition of new subgenus and species to this rarely found genus is considered to be an unique discovery. Dorsum. They are also reported as vector of helminthes to domestic animals.

6. 7.A. India.A. Zoological Survey of India. Journal : Rec. Najam. M. Camptomyia ratleshwarae Locality : Ratnagiri Forest. 109 (3) : 85-89. 1. Penultimate and terminal segments. Scape and pedicel. Year : 2009. 1-8. Genitalia. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 THIRTY SEVEN NEW DISCOVERIES OF INSECTS INSECTA : DIPTERA Family : CECIDOMYIIDAE Genus : Camptomyia 10. Figs. V. zool. Claw. 9 9 . 5. Maharashtra. 8. Sharma. Siddique. 2. Deshpande and R. 4. Wing. Palpus. Fifth antennal segment.D. Surv. India. Nanded District. Third and fourth antennal segments. Described by : K. Camptomyia ratneshwarae.M.S. 3.

1. Aedeagus. Aphanocephalus punctipennis The discolomids are often broadly ovate. India. 4-6. Aphanocephalus shompen The discolomids are found in the north-eastern states of India. Figs. Exposed part of head and antenna. Year : 2008. Journal : Entomon. 10 . 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INSECTA : COLEOPTERA Family : DISCOLOMIDAE Genus : Aphanocephalus 11. Zoological Survey of India. a constructive role in the building up of a habitat condition.K. Most of the suitable habitats in India are often found to be inhabitated by the discolomids. Locality : Sital Pahar and Campbell Bay. Nicobar Islands. Dorsal view (scale 1 mm). 3. Pal. Andaman Islands. 12. Locality : Wimberligunj and Chatham Saw Mill. Their reliance on fungus for food and short flights help growing mycal beds and that offers suitable niches to many other animals. lateral view. Indonesia through Andaman & Nicobar islands. India (Aphanocephalus mizoramica). Described by : T.K. Aphanocephalus punctipennis. Described by : T. 1. Pal. Aphanocephalus shompen. South Andaman. Figs. 2. Dorsal Year : 2008. 33(4) : 241-251. They feed on fungal fruiting bodies and often take shorter flights. They have therefore. India. lateral view. Great Nicobar. Myanmar. 1-3. ventrally flattened rather slow-moving minute beetles living primarily in humid forest areas. and it is well apparent from the characters of this species which show some resemblances with one species from Mizoram. view (scale 1 mm). 33(4) : 241-251. Exposed part of head and antenna. Journal : Entomon. Aedeagus. 3. 2. They have cryptic habits and inhabit subcorticolous habitats and leaf litter. Good explorations in humid forest areas would yield many more curious forms. The speciation also occurred in different islands.

Locality : Sital Pahar.K. Chatham. Great Nicobar. Figs. Journal : Entomon. Spondotriplax tungus. Their immatures feed within the larger fruiting bodies of mushrooms and bracket fungi but adult often feed on the surface of the fruiting bodies. Zoological Survey of India. Andaman Islands. The occurrence of P. often brightly coloured. India. Locality : Port Balir. Journal : Entomon. Their body structures correspond with their habitat in the narrow space beneath barks of trees. Described by : T. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : EROTYLIDAE Genus : Spondotriplax 13. Propalticus jarawa The propalticids are minute. Pal. Year : 2008. dorsal view (slightly tilted leftwards) Described by : T. This species was found from the humid forest of Great Nicobar island. 7. The erotylids flourish well in undisturbed moist forests and felled timbers that allow various fungi to grow luxuriantly. right antenna shown separately (scale 1 mm). Andaman & Nicobar group islands still have undisturbed zones which contain erotylid beetles. Aedeagus. They are often predated by small birds and other insectivorous animals. Year : 2008. broadly ovate.K. 33(4) : 241-251. 1111 . India. 8. Pal. The presence of erotylids in an area indicates condition of the habitat. They are rarely encountered in forest areas. Spondotriplax tungus The erotylids are moderately large. Propalticus jarawa. jarawa in Andaman islands points out to the availability of many more curious beetle forms in the forests of this island groups. Nicobar Islands. 7-8. 33(4) : 241-251. Dorsal view (scale 1 mm). Family : PROPALTICIDAE Genus : Propalticus 14. Dorsal view. strongly flattened setose beetles that comprise a small family from the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. South Andaman. mycophagus beetles.

: pp. Scolytoplatysus gardneri Locality : Lepchajagat (1846 m). belongs to the family Scolytidae. Male : a. Pronotum and elytra in dorsal view. Pseudobothrideres abbreviatus The bothriderines are small. These beetles are very much fascinating insects due to their sub social behavior. Darjiling District. Described by : P. Zoological Survey of India. commonly known as bark and ambrosia beetles. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : BOTHRIDERIDAE Genus : Pseudobothrideres 15. Scolytoplatypus gardneri. 12 . subcylindrical beetles inhabit mostly dead and fungus infested trees beneath bark. They are primarily predators on wood inhabiting larvae of various insects and beetles. West Bengal. The discovery of this species from Great Nicobar islands shows the potential of this insular part as home of many interesting beetle forms of humid forests. 87-89. conceal mode of life in wood and wood products. ventral view.K. Locality : Campbell Bay. pronotum and elytra in lateral view. head. India. India. c. b. Coleoptera. Fig. Family : SCOLYTIDAE a. 34(2) : 83-87.K. Maiti and Nivedita Saha. predatominantly found in the temperate regions. enlarged portion of pronotum. Described by : T. They have partial role in suppressing the damage caused by many wood boring insects. Genus : Scolytoplatysus Scolytid-beetles. These beetles are fairly known as pests of forest plants. Pseudobothrideres abbreviatus. a-d. Book : Fauna of India and the adujacent countries. Nicobar Islands. Figs. Basak. Year : 2009. b. Year : 2009. Pal and P. Dorsal view. d.K. antenna. Journal : Entomon. 16. elongate.

Book : Fauna of India and the adujacent countries. head pronotum and elytra in lateral view. enlarged portion of elytral disc (str=Stria. Described by : P. a-g. 1313 .K. e. str=interstria). antenna. They are popularly known as ‘Lady Bird Beetles’. Pronotum and elytra in dorsal view. : 101- 103. Scolytoplatypus samsinghensis. Zoological Survey of India. i. Figs. Showing the outline and spot pattern. b. C. 18. antenna. c. Described by : S. West Bengal. d. Described by : P. f. B. Maiti and Nivedita Saha. Sipho. pronotum and elytra in lateral view. Year : 2009.K. e. Year : 2010. Maiti and Nivedita Saha. Chamoli Dist. Scolytoplatysus samsinghensis Locality : Samsing (540 m). They are phytophagus in habits. Family : COCCINELLIDAE Genus : Henosepilachna Coccinellid beetles are generally found in agricultural and in forest areas.K. Male : a. Menosepilachna chamolika. Female genitallia. Female : d. protibia. Subgenital palte. They profusely feed on cultivated plants of family Solanaceae. enlarged portion of pronotum c. head. Pronotum and elytra in dorsal view. India. Cucurbitaceae and Papillionaceae. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 17. enlarged portion of elytral disc (str=Stria. a-f. A-E. profemur. Scolytoplatysus lopchuensis Locality : Lopchu (1500 m). West Bengal. protibia. mesotibia showing cavity. str=interstria). Figs. State Fauna Series. : 90-92. b. Male : a. Female : g. Male genitallia without sipho. Henosepilachna chamolika Locality : Goaldam. D. Chakraborty. Year : 2009. India. Uttarakhand. Darjiling District. India. A. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Darjiling District. f. Figs. 19.. Book : Fauna of India and the adujacent countries. i. Scolytoplatypus lopchuensis. 18 (2) : 283-301. E.

Trechnites silvestris. Kazmi and M. Surv. West Bengal. Journal : Rec. Locality : Bahadurpur. India. Trechnites silvestris Locality : Jamneri Reserve Forest. Girish Kumar and S. 2. Talukdar.I. with mandible enlarged. India. right half. 20. 1-5. It belongs to the Desantisca species group of the genus Philolema Cameron in which all species are parasitic on spider eggs. India. Described by : S. Surv. This is the third species belonging to Desantisca species group from India. 3. Year : 2009. Year : 2009. Philolema nadia This eurytomid species parasitic on spider egg sacs. Described by : T. antenna. 5. basitarsus and spur. zool. distal veins of fore wing. 109(3) : 109-114. Female : 1. India. Hayat. ovipositor. and are therefore. mid tibia. Figs. Family : EURYTOMIDAE Genus : Philolema 21. Nadia District. Species of Trechnites attack nymphs of Psyllidae (Homoptera : Psylloidea). Journal : Rec. This species is reported from Nadia district of West Bengal. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INSECTA : HYMENOPTERA Family : ENCYRTIDAE Genus : Trechnites The cosmopolitan genus Trechnites includes 22 species of which five have been reported from India. 109(4) : 11-14. Zoological Survey of India. Jalgaon District. extensively used in the classical biological control programmes against pest species all over the world. zool. P. head frontal. 4. 14 . Narendran. These insects are essential in maintaining the pest populations under check in their natural habitats. Maharashtra.C.

West Bengal. Year : 2009. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : PTEROMALIDAE Genus : Panstenon 22. India. Psilocera neoclavicornis This new species is reported from Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Environ. Narendran and P. Sociobiol. Girish Kumar. Zoological Survey of India. Locality : Bagabadpur.C. Panstenon bengalense This new species is reported from Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Narendran and P. This new species comes close to Psilocera clavicornis (Ashmead) but differs from it in many characters. 1515 .. This new species comes close to Panstenon lankaensis Sureshan but differs from it in many characters.C. Journal : J. Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Environ. Locality : Bagabadpur. Described by : T. Girish Kumar. This is the only described species of the genus Panstenon Walker from India. West Bengal. Described by : T.. This is the fifth species from India. 6 (2) : 123-130. Sociobiol. 6 (2) : 123-130. Year : 2009. Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Genus : Psilocera 23. Journal : J. The genus Psilocera Walker is represented by four species from India. India.

Zoological Survey of India. Epipteromalus bengalensis A very rare species of Pteromalidae (Insecta : Hymenoptera) described from West Bengal. The genus Pteromalus Swederus is represented by six species from India. Environ.C. Talukdar. 6 (2) : 123-130. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Pteromalus 24. India. Journal : J. This is the second described species under the genus Epipteromalus which was previously known only from Illinois. 16 . Pteromalus sunderbanicus This new species is reported from Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Sureshan and S. West Bengal. Locality : Bagabadpur. Described by : T. Genus : Epipteromalus 25.. Narendran and P. India. West Bengal.M. India. USA. Year : 2009. Locality : Nadia. The discovery of the genus from India and description of a new species after a long time gap is very interesting which indicates the occurrence of many other rare faunal elements in India waiting for discovery. This is the seventh species from India. Described by : P. Sociobiol. This new species comes close to Pteromalus puparum (Linnaeus) in general appearance. The species is parasitic on the spider eggs there by having a negatively economic important role in terrestrial ecosystems. The genus has been rediscovered from the old world (Oriental Region) after a gap of about 105 years since its description from North America in 1904. Journal : Biosystematica. Year : 2009. 3(1) : 5-9. Girish Kumar. Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve.

Antenna. Hind leg. 2. India. Female : 5.Dorsal view. Peter. Palachia frontopuncta Locality : Anu Kalan. Year : 2009. Himachal Pradesh. Head . The members of this genus are parasitic on mantid ootheca. Lakhimpur. Narendran and A. Female : 1. Narendran and A. Described by : T. Figs. Journal : Rec. 8. India. Year : 2009. 7. Hamirpur.C. Uttar Pradesh. 1717 . 109(2) : 1-12. zool. Forewing. Afrotropical and Oriental Regions of the world. Hind leg. 26. Antenna. 1-4. Palachia frontopuncta.C. Journal : Rec.dorsal view. Peter. Forewing. Palachia neorobusta Locality : Imami Purva. 6. zool. Described by : T. 27. Zoological Survey of India. Head . Surv. 4. India. 3. Surv. Palachia neorobusta. India. 5-8. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : TORYMIDAE Genus : Palachia The genus Palachia Boucek is distributed in Palaearctic. 5 Figs. 109(2) : 1-12.

The members of this genus are parasitic on mantid ootheca. zool. Antenna. Kerala. Antenna. Year : 2009. 15. 9-11. Female : 12. 109(2) : 1-12. 29. India. zool. Aceratoneuromyia Girault and Oomyzus Rondani. Palmon kottiyooricus. Kostjurixia laharaensis Locality : Laharo. Palmon kottiyooricus Locality : Kottiyoor. 12-15. Narendran and A. It has long been considered a synonym of Podagrion. India. Surv. Surv. Tamarixia Mercet. Mandi. Zoological Survey of India. 14. Peter. Described by : T. 28. Female : 9. Mesosoma and metasoma dorsal view. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Palmon The Genus Palmon Dalman is a widely distributed genus. Family : EULOPHIDAE Genus : Kostjurixia The genus Kostjurixia Narendran shows resemblance to genera such as Kostjukovius Graham. Forewing. Figs. 109 (2) : 1-12. Kostjurixia laharaensis. Journal : Rec. 13. Narendran and A. 10. Head : front view. 18 . Teeth of hind femur.C.C. Journal : Rec. Peter. Year : 2009. Body profile. 11. Only two species are reported under this genus till date including this species. India. India. Figs. Himachal Pradesh. Kannur District. Described by : T.

Figs. Head profile. Bindu. Head front view. Liothrips karnyi is important as it deforms and damages the leaves by making marginal galls. known as the king of spices is indigenous to India. Head dorsal view. 5. Female : 1. Zoological Survey of India. Narendran and K. 4. 43 : 45-48. 1919 . 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Elachertus 30. Metasoma. This species is a natural enemy of L. 2. 7.C. 1-7. Year : 2009. This new species of eulophid parasitoid which emerged from thrip gall.) (Piperaceae). Elachertus piperis. Antenna. Both the adults and larvae feed on the leaves and cause marginal folded galls. 6. Among the various pests which attack pepper. Palakkad Dist. Karnyi and may be useful as a biological control agent. 3. Described by : T. Elachertus piperis Pepper (Piper nigrum Linn. Kerala. Journal : Oriental Insects. India. Locality : Kuzhalmannam. Mesosoma dorsal view. Fore wing.. dorsal view.

Year : 2009. Described by : P. The wasps are phytophagous and their larvae feed on the seeds of the rose plant. Figs. India. 20 . Journal : J. larvae of Coleoptera and puparia of Diptera. Antenna. Hemiptera. Threatened Taxa.. Kerala. Orthoptera and Phasmidae. 32. 2. Sureshan. Female 1. India. Mantodea.C. Wild rose plants are common in the Ladakh region of Kashmir which support many other insect fauna which are the main pollinators in the crop fields. Homoptera. Locality : Ladakh. Jammu & Kashmir. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : TORYMIDAE Genus : Megastigmus 31. Eucalyptus. Forewing. Anastatus absonus. Journal : J. Year : 2009. Family : EUPELMIDAE Genus : Anastatus Most species of Anastatus are primary endoparsitoids of a wide variety of insect eggs of Blattaria. 1 (2) : 72-96. Anastatus (A. Megastigmus species are mainly seed eaters affecting the growth of many ornamental plants. Zoological Survey of India. Figs. Described by : T. Neuroptera. Kollam Dist. 1-2. 1(5) : 305-308. A few species have been used in biological control programmes against insect pests. etc.) absonus Locality : Shasthamkottai. Megastigmus kashmiricus A rare species of Torymidae (Insecta : Hymenoptera) endemic to the Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir.M. Threatened Taxa. Pines. Some species are known to be hyper-parasitoids of the eggs of Lepidoptera. Narendran. It is one of the eight Megastigmus species known from the Oriental region and the species is economically important as the pests of wild rose Rosa webbiana in which they are breeding.

Year : 2009. Female : 5. Mesosoma dorsal view. 6. 14. Antenna. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 33. 8. Antenna. 9. Figs. Described by : T. Zoological Survey of India.) alaredactus Locality : Agricultural University. Kerala. Anastatus cuspidiatus. 5-9. Figs. Female : 13. Year : 2009. 2121 . Forewing.C. Journal : J. Narendran. Narendran. Anastatus alaredactus. Head front view. 34.. Journal : J.) cuspidiatus Locality : Malampuzha.C. Forewing. Anastatus (A. 13-16. Anastatus (A. Head front view. 15. Described by : T. Palakkad Dist. Threatened Taxa. Thrissur Dist. 1 (2) : 72-96. Threatened Taxa. Metasoma dorsal view. 1(2) : 72-96. 16. India. India. Kerala. 7. Metasoma dorsal view.

Antenna. Malappuram Dist. Metasoma dorsal view. Metasoma dorsal view. Forewing. India. 22 . Anastatus (A. Palakkad Dist. 24. Forewing. 20.) hayati Locality : Calicut University Campus. Anastatus hayati. 23. Figs. Threatened Taxa. Zoological Survey of India. Head front view. Kerala. Described by : T.. 21. Head front view. 1(2) : 72-96. Narendran. 22-25. Anastatus donius. Figs.C. Anastatus (A. 18-21. 36. Female : 22. 25. Journal : J. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 35. 19.) donius Locality : Malampuzha. Described by : T. Female : 18. Year : 2009. Antenna. Narendran.. Threatened Taxa. Journal : J. Year : 2009. Kerala. 1(2) : 72-96.C. India.

Antenna. 31. Anastatus (A. 36. Forewing. Mesosoma dorsal view. Apex of mid tibia and mid tarsi. Anastatus libratus. Metasoma dorsal view. Threatened Taxa. 2323 . 34. Narendran. 30.C. Journal : J. Female : 28. 1(2) : 72-96.C. 28-31. Anastatus latheefi. Antenna. 38. Head front view. Female : 33. Journal : J. India.) latheefi Locality : Chollanki. Forewing. 33-38. India.) libratus Locality : Calicut University Campus.. 1(2) : 72-96. Described by : T. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 37. 29. Kottanada. Zoological Survey of India. Threatened Taxa. Anastatus (A. Kerala. Malappuram Dist. 38. Andhra Pradesh. 35. 37. Head front view. Year : 2009. Narendran. Described by : T. Figs. Metasoma dorsal view. Year : 2009. Figs.

Described by : T. Journal : J. Figs. 47. Described by : T. Journal : J. Malappuram Dist.Antenna. 40. Female : 44.Forewing. Year : 2009. Forewing. Zoological Survey of India. Female : 40 .) mohanae Locality : Lakavalli.Mesosoma dorsal view. 1 (2) : 72-96. Karnataka. 1 (2) : 72-96. India.) ochirasis Locality : Calicut University Campus. Anastatus (A. Kerala.C. Anastatus (A.Head anterior view. 41 . 42 . 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 39. Narendran. 43 . 24 . 40-43. Narendran.. Figs. Sukhalhetti. India. 44-47. Threatened Taxa. Threatened Taxa. 46. Antenna.C. Year : 2009. Anastatus mohanae. 45. Metasoma dorsal view. Anastatus ochirasis. Head front view.

52 . Anastatus (A. Metasoma dorsal view.Antenna. India. 48-50.) operosus Locality : Calicut University Campus.Forewing. Female : 51 .) phaeonotus Locality : Onattukara. Narendran. 1 (2) : 72-96. 42. Journal : J. India. Alapuzha Dist. 50 . Described by : T. Year : 2009. 49 . Figs. Anastatus phaeonotus. Female : 48 . 1 (2) : 72-96. Described by : T. Figs.. 54. Threatened Taxa. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 41. 51-55.Antenna. Year : 2009. Anastatus (A.C. 55. Malappuram Dist. Forewing.Head front view. Threatened Taxa. Journal : J. Mesosoma dorsal view.. Zoological Survey of India. Anastatus operosus. Narendran. Kayamkulam. Kerala.C. Kerala.Head anterior view. 2525 . 53.

Figs. 26 .. Kerala. Kerala. India. Head front view. Figs. Journal : J. Mesosoma dorsal view. Year : 2009.) quilonicus Locality : Shasthamkottai. Metasoma dorsal view. 65. Zoological Survey of India. Described by : T. 64. 63. Threatened Taxa. Kollam Dist. 62. Anastatus (A. Journal : J. Described by : T. Anastatus (A. Threatened Taxa. Anastatus quilonicus.C. India. Narendran. Female : 57 . 57-58. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 43. Antenna. 58 . Anastatus rufopostumus.) rufopostumus Locality : Thrissur.Antenna.Forewing 44. Narendran. 1 (2) : 72-96.C. Female : 61. 1 (2) : 72-96. Forewing. Year : 2009. 61-65.

foreleg. 1. antenna. 45. 2727 . 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : BETHYLIDAE Genus : Goniozus Goniozus is a cosmopolitan genus of Bethylidae with the potential of being a biological control agent against various lepidopteran pests. 1-4. Ent.C. They are primary external parasitoids of Lepidoptera larvae.. Goniozus armigerae Santhosh and Narendran sp. 2. 11(1) : 37-45 Year : 2009. India. body in dorsal view. 3. Described by : S. Narendran. 4. Goniozus armigerae Locality : Solan. Santhosh and T. head in lateral view. Goniozus is the most speciose genus of the subfamily Bethylinae. Res. Himachal Pradesh. n. Female. Soc. Journal : J.. Figs. Zoological Survey of India.

neutral for the molluscs. arrow pointing the extended blunt process of thorax. S. A-H. male abdominal segments. Karnataka. 28 .G. Sivaramakrishnan. female legs. holotype. Shimoga district. madhyasthai is disjunctly distributed from its conspecific S. dalyi is included in the red data book as an endangered species. beneficial to the insect. B. S. dorsal view. nov.paratype. F. male head. dalyi indicates that the newly described mayfly. Locality : Tunga River. heardi. Symbiocloeon madhyasthai The associations of baetid mayfly nymphs with freshwater clams (mussels) may be regarded as one of commensalism. It was found in between the gill folds of the host Pseudomulleria dalyi . C1 - holotype. although in view of the internal lodgment of the nymph among the fimbriated lamellae of the gills.A. D. particularly at higher elevations (>300 m) in India. holotype. It is the only cemented bivalve in the freshwater rivers. Symbiocloeon madhaysthai sp. Year : 2009. C2 . may also be threatened along with its host. The current status of P. holotype. G. 43 : 71-76. the mayfly might well be regarded as an inquiline. P. Figs. Theerthahalli taluk. Subramanian and K. : A. lateral view. male nymph. Described by : K. male gills.. India. This bivalve is typically found in the rocky areas of the river. cerci. male nymph. generally inaccessible during monsoon months. Zoological Survey of India. 1B and 1C composite images. arrow points to “bird in flight” pattern of 10 abdominal segment. paratype. holotype. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INSECTA : EPHEMEROPTERA Family : BAETIDAE Genus : Symbiocloeon 46. caudal filaments. nov. male head and thorax. 1. H. female head and thorax. E. holotype. Journal : Oriental Insects. madhyasthai sp. Mandagadde. Note : 1A. paratype. female head.

Figs.tarsal claw. caudal filaments. A . dorsal view. B . nov. G . A-G. F . C .hypopharynx. D . A . female nymph. 2. arrow points to “bird in flight” pattern of 10 abdominal segment. male abdominal segments. 2929 . male nymph.holotype. Zoological Survey of India.mandible. B.labrum. cerci. male gills. 3. D .labium. C . dorsal view.paratype. E .holotype. Symbiocloeon madhaysthai sp.leg. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Figs.holotype.paraproct. arrow points to the notch at the apices of femora. E . A-E. Symbiocloeon madhaysthai sp.maxilla. nov.

Distt. State Fauna Series 18 : 209-241. Uttarakhand. Otostigmus politus quadrispinosus Locality : Sitlakhet Road. Though some species are easily kept in captivity. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. All Centipedes are primarily nocturnal and are shy of the light. Rhysida longipes punctata Locality : Banbasa. can be painful to an adult and dangerous to a small child. Zoological Survey of India. Symphyla and Pauropoda. All Centipedes are also primarily carnivorous. taxonomically considered to be part of the Myriapods along with the Millipedes (Diplopoda). Despite the fact that no centipede shows a real danger for human beings. Described by : Vinod Khanna. The larger Scolopendra may take small vertebrates including Mammals. however. Uttarakhand. India. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. India.Coxosternum. 5. Ventral with Endsternite with and Ist Tergal segment coxosternum coxopleura 20th and 21st tergal Segment Genus : Rhysida 48. Endsternite with Coxopleura. The Centipedes are the animals of economic importance. Year : 2010. if many are kept together. Tarsal spurs. Birds and Reptiles. Distt. Year : 2010. 4. Described by : Vinod Khanna. 2. which is not quite appreciated despite the fact that these animals are poisonous and their bite is dangerous. 1 2 3 4 5 1. 20 th and 21st tergal segment with endleg prefemur dorsal 30 . 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 TWO NEW DISCOVERIES OF CENTIPEDES CHILOPODA : SCOLOPENDROMORPHA Family : SCOLOPENDRIDAE Genus : Otostigmus Centipedes are an amazing group of animals. State Fauna Series 18 : 209-241. Cephalic Plate with Ist and IInd Tergal Segment. Almora. Nainital. 3. their basic carnivorous lifestyle can lead them to cannibalism. 47. the bite of a large centipede such as a Scolopendra. Cephalic Plate with antennae Head.

1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ONE NEW DISCOVERY OF ANNELIDA ANNELIDA HIRUDINEA Family : HAEMADIPSIDAE Genus : Haemadipsa Though leeches are harmful. Leeches destroy a large number of worms. those play a vector role in transmitting so many soil-born bacterial. Discolaimus dhanachandi This species belongs to an outstanding genus Discolaimus of the order Dorylaimida because of their broadly expanded disc-like lip region and predaceous nature. Pollachi. Zoological Survey of India. FOUR NEW DISCOVERIES OF NEMATODES NEMATODA DORYLAIMIDA Family : QUDSIANEMATIDAE Genus : Discolaimus 50. Journal : Rec. It performs a valuable role in biological control of phytophagous and other harmful nematodes of different plants. Mandal. This species can be used as a useful predator for controlling different plant parasitic nematodes. 49. insect larvae of which some effects human interests. Haemadipsa anaigundiensis Locality : Anaigundishola. The use of leeches in medical practice is a very ancient process. India. they create considerable human interests. Fishes. Coimbatore District. Tamil Nadu. zool. Year : 2009. fungal 3131 . snakes and some other birds and animals get a considerable portion of food from them. Described by : C. India. ducks. Surv. A large variety of animals preys upon leeches and their egg-cases.K. 109(3) : 27-31. Hirudin extract is also employed as a hemolytic agent.

Chatterjee. Dorylaimus neominimus This species is characterized by having the smallest body of all the nominal species (about 30) of the genus. It may be used as bio indicators of sustainability for soil. West Medinipur District. Year : 2009. Sabang. Figs. B. Soc. This species can also be used in measuring the impact of various perturbations on soil ecosystems. Journal : Int. Family : DORYLAIMIDAE Genus : Dorylaimus 51. posterior portion of female. such as pollution. Year : 2009. Female genital system. Bhattacharya and A. Journal : Proc. zool. Nematology. entire female. Described by : V. This species feed on bacteria. vulva with gonads. Locality : Laro. Anterior region. A. E. It possibly plays a significant role in the ecosystem inhabits and undoubtly has a major role in maintaining the natural ecological balance. Figs. India. Gantait. G. entire female. F. West Bengal. fungi. Locality : Kashimpur. Bhattacharya and A. Gantait. West Bengal. Described by : V. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 as well as viral pathogens to their hosts. 62(1) : 67-73. etc. It can regulate microbial biomass and nitrogen mineralization by killing and feeding on different nematodes and other microorganisms of the soil. organic enrichment and physical disturbance. C. 32 . B. Zoological Survey of India. algae. 19(2) : 173-176. A-G. West Medinipur District. Daspur.V.V. Male posterior region. J. T. D. neck region of female. T. Chatterjee. entire Male. India. D. Exposed part of pharynx. A. C.. and play an important role in controlling soil nutrient cycling. Dorylaimus neominimus. Discolaimus dhanachandi. A-D. Female posterior region.

F. Rajasthan. Entire male. Anterior end. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : TYLENCHOLAIMIDAE Genus : Rostrulium The new species is a plant parasitic species. Posterior end of male 3333 . D. B. Posterior end of female G. C. Barmer district. Year : 2008. 1(2) : 25-32. India. Described by : Padma Bohra and Razia Sultana. Journal : Biosystematica. 1. H. The genus Rostrulium is reported first time from India and only two species have been described so far. A. Amphid. 52. Figs. Expanded part of pharynx E. Rostrulium siddiqii Locality : Balotra. Zoological Survey of India. Entire female. Rostrulium siddiquii. Female reproductive system.

Pharyngeal region. F. R. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 RHABDITIDA Family : RHABDITIDAE Genus : Poikilolaimus The members of the genus possess usually a loose cuticle and show a world-wide distribution with P. Poikilolaimus istvani Locality : Cheerat. I. Khan. Maletail region (each lateral). E. Female reproductive system (anterior branch). Figs. Uttar Pradesh. G. 12 (1): 27-40. Like other bacterivorous rhabditids. C. An instance of intersexuality has also been reported in P. Female tail region. Zoological Survey of India. The genus Poikilolaimus is bacteriophagous in nature. J. Tahseen. Entire male. Male tail region (ventral). India. All the species are strictly oviparous and amphimictic with male female ratio 1 : 1 except P. Sultana and R. A-J Poikilolaimus istvani : A. B. D. Anterior region. Nematode Morphol. Entire female (intestine removed in posterior gonad region). regenfussi that often lacks males and shows a fairly large number of intra-uterine eggs undergoing segmentation. Syst. Year : 2009. 53. H. Journal : J. the species of Poikilolaimus have been collected from terrestrial or freshwater substrata. 34 . oxycercus as the cosmopolitan species. oxycercus. A. Gubernaculum with lateral extension.. Hussain. Described by : Q. Aligarh.

(Scale bar = 10 ìm). G. N. Vulval region (ventral). 3535 . Male tail region (ventral). Cross section through metastegostom. Anterior pharyngeal region. P. I. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Figs. Female tail region (lateral). Posterior pharyngeal region. En face view. K. Reflexed part of testis (from right). Male tail region (lateral) (arrows indicate genital papillae). O. F. J. Vulval region (lateral) (arrows indicate vaginal glands). L. C-E. Poikilolaimus istvani : A. Female reproductive system (anterior branch). Zoological Survey of India. Anterior region. Q. A-Q. B. H. M.

gangetica Mehra and S. Uttarakhand. Spinometra dehradunensis (Entire worm). dehradunensis. Year : 2009. after the place of occurrence of the species. Journal : Indian J. 1931. Locality : Dehradun. Described by : Shuvajit Chakrabarti and Anindita Ghosh. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 TWO NEW DISCOVERIES OF TREMATODES PLATYHELMINTHES TREMATODA : DIGENEA Family : PLAGIORCHIIDAE Genus : Spinometra 54. India. Spinometra dehradunensis Mehra. Helminth. (N. subsequently S. created the genus Spinometra with the type species S. gigantica Dwivedi were added to this genus..).S. kachugae. 36 . The present species differs from all and was recovered from Kachuga kachuga turtle and named as S. Zoological Survey of India. 26 : 7-11.

1. radiatum. Described by : Shuvajit Chakrabarti and Anindita Ghosh. West Bengal. Journal : Indian J. (N. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : ECHINOSTOMATIDAE Genus : Paryphostomum 55. 1909. b. Domestic fowl and named as P. pentalobum Verma and P. novum Verma. P. giganticum Rai and Agrwal. Helminth. Paryphostomum ghoshi Dietz. horai Baugh. Locality : Kundghat. The present species differs from all and was recovered from Gallus gallus domesticus. P. Trematodologist and former Deputy Director of Zoological Survey of India. a-b.). Ghosh. ghoshi after the name of R. India. ghoshi. ghoshi with 32 collar spines. 27 : 9-14. bubulcusi Agrwal. Head collar region of P. Year : 2010. 3737 . subsequently P.. P. Fig. erected the genus Paryphostomum with the type species P. Paryphstomum ghoshi (Entire worm) Figs. P. testitrifolium Gogate were added to this genus. Zoological Survey of India.S. K. Eggs of P.

one of the important food-fish groups. Surv. Java. perplexa adds to such an example (as also an earlier record of Lutjanus bouton (Lacepede) from Nicobar Island). Bali. Filimanus perplexa Feltes. Thailand. Bali. From zoogeographical point of view the Andaman-Nicobar ridge is in continuation with Indonesian plate and so. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 NEW RECORDS FROM INDIA PISCES Family : POLYNEMIDAE Genus : Filimanus The Splendid threadfin. esteemed as a delicacy in India. Barman. This discovery also rectified an age old taxonomic misconception of wrongly naming it as Polynemus melanochir by several authors. it is an addition to the group of threadfin fishes. Like Polydactylus sexfilis (Valenciennes). This report is supportive to the concept that the Biodiversity of Nicobar Islands is similar to Indonesian waters due to its similarity and continuity of zoogeographical condition.P. most of the species occur in Indonesian waters are likely to available in Andaman and Nicobar region and F. Recorded by : S. India.S. India. Journal : Rec. This report extends its distributional range westward to the Nicobar Islands. Mishra and R. this species is also known to inhabit shallow waters of lagoons and near reef areas in the vicinity of oceanic islands and so. Filimanus perplexa Feltes Locality : Campbell Bay. Year : 2009. 1. The distribution of this species in the Andaman Sea was known by a single specimen from Phuket. Indonesia and Thailand. zool. Previous distribution : Sumatra. India. Zoological Survey of India. It is obvious that a species originated in the ‘Centre of Evolution’ (Philippines-Indonesia region) usually spread towards periphery and colonize. 109(4) : 53-55. Although small in size (maximum 16 cm in standard length). It was earlier known only from Sumatra. Indonesia and Thailand. Filimanus perplexa Feltes from Great Nicobar Island 38 . both the species are found only in Nicobar Islands in Indian waters. Java. has been recently recorded from Nicobar group of Islands. India. including in Indian waters. Great Nicobar Islands.

Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Badrinath. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Year : 2010. Recorded by : A. State Fauna Series. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ACARI : ORIBATEI Family : OPPIIDAE Genus : Brachioppiella 2. Chamoli Dist.Zoological Survey of India. Ranichori. State Fauna Series. Peloptulus foveolatus Hammer Locality : Mana village. Sanyal. Family : SCUTOVERTICIDAE Genus : Scutovertex 3. Sanyal. Uttarakhand. State Fauna Series.. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Year : 2010.K. Brachioppiella periculosa Hammer Locality : Khatiyar village. India. Recorded by : A. Sanyal. 3939 . Tehri Garwal Dist. India. India.K. Year : 2010. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand.K. Scutovertex laminipes Hammer Locality : Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal Dists. Previous distribution : Peru. Previous distribution : Peru. Recorded by : A. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand. Previous distribution : Chile. Uttarakhand. Family : PHENOPELOPIDAE Genus : Peloptulus 4.

Locality : Mana village. State Fauna Series. Plakoribates scutatus Hammer Locality : Gopeswar. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Reductobates latiohumeralis Hammer Locality : Kathgudam village. Previous distribution : Indonesia.K. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. State Fauna Series. Uttarakhand. Zoological Survey of India. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Haldwani Dist.K. Sanyal. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Chamoli Dist. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : ACHIPTERIIDAE Genus : Plakoribates 5. Year : 2010. Year : 2010. State Fauna Series. India. Recorded by : A. 40 . Pelopsis sp. Family : LIEBSTABIIDAE Genus : Reductobates 7. Chamoli Dist. India. Recorded by : A. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India.K. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Previous distribution : Peru. Year : 2010. Family : PUNCTORIBATIDAE Genus : Pelopsis 6. Recorded by : A. Sanyal. Previous distribution : Tahiti. Sanyal. Badrinath. Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand.

State Fauna Series. 4141 .. Family : LIACARIDAE Genus : Birsteinius 10. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. State Fauna Series. Birsteinius sp. Previous distribution : USA. Uttarakhand. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Recorded by : A.K. Hermanniella sp. Previous distribution : Europe. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Zoological Survey of India. Recorded by : A. Locality : Gopeswar. Sanyal.K. Locality : Almora and Pithoragarh Dists. Year : 2010. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level.K. Sanyal. Cultroribula sp. Chamoli Dist. Uttarakhand. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Family : ASTEGISTIDAE Genus : Cultroribula 9. India. Uttarakhand. Locality : Chaubatia. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level. State Fauna Series. India. Year : 2010. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Previous distribution : USA. Recorded by : A. Sanyal. Almora Dist. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : HERMANNIELLIDAE Genus : Hermanniella 8. India. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010.

Uttarakhand. Reported by : S. India.. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ARTHROPODA INSECTA : COLEOPTERA Family : COCCINELLIDAE Genus : Egius Coccinellid beetles are generally found in agricultural and in forest areas. They are popularly known as ‘Lady Bird Beetles’. 18(2) : 283-301. Epilachna expansa (Dieke) Locality : Kausani. State Fauna Series. Genus : Epilachna 13. Bageswar Dist. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. State Fauna Series. Year : 2010.K. Chakraborty.K. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level. Chakraborty.. Genus : Illeis 12. 18(2) : 283-301. Previous distribution : Cuba. 11. Year : 2010. Previous distribution : China. India.. India. Nainital Dist. 18(2) : 283- 301. Previous distribution : China. They are either carnivorous or phytophagus in habits. Chakraborty. Uttarakhand. Illeis confusa confusa Timberlake Locality : Nainital.K. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. State Fauna Series. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. 42 . Locality : Kainchi. Reported by : S. Zoological Survey of India. Reported by : S. Egius sp. Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi Dists.

Uttarakhand. 18(2) : 335- 359. debries. Uttarakhand. Previous distribution : Bangladesh. India. Reported by : P. Previous distribution : Myanmar. Epilachna monsuna Bielawski Locality : Almora. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 14. in the paddy fields etc. Paederus sharpi Cameron Locality : Uttarkhashi. 16. 15. Mukhopadhyay and A.. amongst fallen leaves. Sar. Reported by : S. State Fauna Series. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. Paederus coxalis Fauv. 4343 . Chamoli and Rudraprayag Dists.K.. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. India. Locality : Nainital Dist. Zoological Survey of India. India. 18(2) : 283- 301. damp leaves. Sar. Uttarakhand. The members of the subfamily Paederinae can be easily distinguished by its head being more or less constricted behind. truks of decaying trees. Year : 2010. Reported by : P. Family : STAPHYLINIDAE Genus : Paederus The members of the Staphylinidae are commonly known as Rove Beetle and is one of the largest family of the superfamily Staphylinoidea. Nainital and Rudraprayag Dists. They are usually found in the habitat like damp vegetable. Chakraborty. Previous distribution : Bhutan. State Fauna Series. Mukhopadhyay and A. State Fauna Series. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. 18(2) : 335-359..

Zoological Survey of India.K. Malaysia and Philippines. State Fauna Series. Year : 2010. INSECTA : LEPIDOPTERA Family : LYCAENIDAE Genus : Tarucus This species belonging to genus Tarucus Moore. Pal and P. This species is sibling to another species Tarucus venosus Moore. 19. State Fauna Series. Locality : Kumaon. 18(Part-2) : 531-552. Previous distribution : Indonesia. India. Previous distribution : Sri Lanka. Mukhopadhyay and A. 34 (2) : 83-87. India. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Previous distribution : Abbottabad. Reported by : P. Erotylathris philippinensis Heinze This genus and species is the first record from India. Uttarakhand. Family : BOTHRIDERIDAE Genus : Erotylathris 18. Journal : Entomon. Year : 2009.K. Locality : Campbell Bay. Cryptobium ceylanense Kr. Recorded by : Avtar Kaur Sidhu and Narender Sharma. Sar. Recorded by : T. Previously it was reported from Abbotabad (India) now in Pakistan. 18(2) : 335-359. The larvae of this species feed in Zizyphus sp. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Cryptobium 17. Tarucus hazara Evans Locality : Dehradun. Basak. Nicobar Islands. India. Pakistan. Uttarakhand. 44 .

Previous distribution : Sri Lanka. Sureshan. 109(4) : 111-112. Journal : J. They are predatory in habits. Previous distribution : China. zool. Vespa soror du Buysson This is a very large hornet with a large head fully yellow in colour. Year : 2009. Since Praying mantids are economically important group of insects. The species shows about 89% of parasitism in the ootheca of praying mantids. Laos. the parasite has a negative role in the terrestrial ecosystem. Journal : Rec. Itanagar (Papumpare District). 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INSECTA : HYMENOPTERA Family : TORYMIDAE Genus : Podagrion 20. Myanmar. 4545 . Arunachal Pradesh. Srinivasan. The species were collected as parasites emerged from the ootheca of a Praying mantid ( Insecta : Mantodea). Head is strongly widened and well developed behind the eyes.M. Recorded by : P. Threatened Taxa. Family : VESPIDAE Genus : Vespa 21. Locality : Daporijo (Upper Subansiri District). Girish Kumar and G. India. Locality : Idupur. Kendrapara District. Dhumata village. India. Mandibles are large and powerful. Orissa. It is rediscovered from India (Orissa) after a gap of about 52 years by reporting its biology for the first time. Recorded by : P. 1(4) : 234-235. Thailand and Vietnam. Podagrion charybdis Fernando A rare species of Torymidae ( Insecta : Hymenoptera ) originally described from Sri Lanka in 1957. Likabali (West Siang District). Year : 2009. Zoological Survey of India. Surv. India.

Year : 2009. Whatever available in the coral reef areas is useful to the human kind in one way or other. 23. 4. India. Narendran and P. Provide food and fishery to mankind. The skeleton of hard corals is being tried as alternative material for bone grafting. Recorded by : Ch. India. Favia lacuna Veron. In addition to the above uses some bioactive substances are being extracted from the corals as well as their associates as drugs for human usage. Tourism. There they foster the growth of mangrove forests and seagrass beds which in turn assist shore line protection and produce ecosystem goods in the form of seafood products. Malaysia and Philippines. hence corals are now being used as indicators of climate change in the past.C. Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Recorded by : T. Nature’s natural sanctuaries of Biological diversity. Antrocephalus validicornis (Holmgren) Locality : Dwarikapur. Coral reefs built by hard corals in collaboration with other calcium secreting plants and animals act as treasure houses. Surv. Turak and De Vantier Locality : Gulf of Kachchh. Book : Handbook on Hard Corals of Gulf of Kachchh : 1-114. They act as : 1. 5. low energy side of reefs. 2. Zoological Survey of India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : CHALCIDIDAE Genus : Antrocephalus 22. Coral reefs contribute black coral and red coral for jewellery and stony corals and shells for ornamentation purposes. Girish Kumar. Fragments of calcium carbonate accumulate as sediments on the sheltered. Breeding and nursery grounds for many shell and fin fishes. Journal : Rec. They provide both direct (extractive and non- extractive uses) and indirect uses. CNIDARIA ANTHOZOA : SCLERACTINIA Family : FAVIIDAE Genus : Favia Hard corals are very useful to human kind. Previous distibution : Indonesia. 109(1) : 89-96. zool. West Bengal. India. Calcium carbonate produced by corals is used and being used as building material in many developing countries. Satyanarayana and Ramakrishna. 3. Rate of coral growth depends on favourable climate. 46 . Shore protection. Year : 2009.

Year : 2009. Zoological Survey of India. Tonga. India. It is recorded on reef flat regions in Gulf of Kachchh. Satyanarayana and Ramakrishna. Recorded by : Ch. Satyanarayana and Ramakrishna. Phoenix. cream or green in colour. This genus is reported for first time from Indian waters. Tubuai. Usually brown. Marshal. It is distributed from Sri Lanka to Central Pacific. Book : Handbook on Hard Corals of Gulf of Kachchh : 1-114. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Barabattoia Colonies are massive and small in size. Book : Handbook on Hard Corals of Gulf of Kachchh : 1-114. 24. New Caledonia Islands and around Australia in the Pacific Ocean. 25. Year : 2009. This species not so common. Previously it is recorded from Red sea to Aldabra Islands and widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific from South East India and all of Western Australia in the Indian Ocean to Kyushu. Barabattoia amicorum (Milne Edwards and Haime) Locality : Gulf of Kachchh. Family : DENDROPHYLLIDAE Genus : Turbinaria Colour yellowish brown or greenish brown. 4747 . Recorded by : Ch. Rare and found on shallow reef environments away from wave action. India. Turbinaria frondens (Dana) Locality : Gulf of Kachchh.

Kumaralingam. C. Nicobar. Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Marshall Islands. 28(1) : 23-36. Egypt. Solomon Islands. Fiji. South Africa. Koushik Saudhukhan. India. Year : 2010. Malaysia. Malaysia and Australia. 48 . Guam. S. Previous distribution : American Samoa. Madhan Chakkravarthy. United States Minor Outlying Islands. New Caledonia. Sudan. Mauritius. Taiwan. Seychelles. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Jordan. 27. Madagascar. 28(1) : 23-36. Koushik Saudhukhan. Zoological Survey of India. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. British Indian Ocean Territory. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Indonesia. Israel. Palau. Recorded by : V. Previous distribution : China. Vanuatu and Viet Nam. Samoa. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : ACROPORIDAE Genus : Montipora 26. Philippines. India. North Andaman. Indonesia. Province of China. Maldives. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Papua New Guinea. Japan. Montipora danae (Milne Edwards & Haime) Locality : Aves Island. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Saudi Arabia. S. Djibouti. Year : 2010. C. Montipora crassituberculata Bernard Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Mozambique. Australia. Tonga. French Polynesia. Kumaralingam. Recorded by : V.

Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Koushik Saudhukhan. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Little Andaman. S. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. 30. 28(1) : 23-36. 29. Recorded by : V. C. Acropora striata (Verrill) Locality : Outram Island. Year : 2010. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. S. India. Kumaralingam. Previous distribution : Eastern Australia. Previous distribution : Japan. East China Sea and Australia. 28(1) : 23-36. 4949 . Recorded by : V. Zoological Survey of India. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. S. Kumaralingam. Koushik Saudhukhan. C. C. Koushik Saudhukhan. South Andaman. Recorded by : V. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Acropora fastigata (Nemenzo) Locality : Sister Island. Year : 2010. Mozambique and Central & West Pacific. India. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. 28 (1) : 23-36. Acropora awi (Wallace & Wolstoneholme) Locality : Jolly Buoy Island. Kumaralingam. Ritchie’s Archipelago. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Acropora 28. Previous distribution : Japan. Australia. Year : 2010. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Philippines and Indonesia. Madhan Chakkravarthy. India. Japan.

Zoological Survey of India. Indonesia. C. S. Nicobar. C. Fiji. Year : 2010. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. 33. Koushik Saudhukhan. Acropora insignis Nemenzo Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Acropora subulata (Dana) Locality : Wilson Island. Previous distribution : Australia. Solomon Islands. 50 . 28(1) : 23-36. 28(1) : 23-36. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Nicobar. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 31. Acropora minuta (Veron) Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. S. S. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Japan and Western & Central Pacific and Indian Ocean. C. Year : 2010. 32. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Recorded by : V. India. Previous distribution : Northwest & Central Pacific and Indian Ocean. Previous distribution : Red Sea. Recorded by : V. Recorded by : V. China. Japan. Koushik Saudhukhan. 28(1) : 23-36. Vanuatu and Viet Nam. Kumaralingam. Ritchie’s Archipelago. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Kumaralingam. Madagascar. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. India. Koushik Saudhukhan. Philippines. Papua New Guinea. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. India. Kumaralingam. Year : 2010.

C. Ritchie’s Archipelago. Leptoseris cucullata (Ellis & Solander) Locality : Sister Island. Family : FUNGIIDAE Genus : Fungia 35. C. 5151 . Zoological Survey of India. Bahamas and Caribbean. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Koushik Saudhukhan. Recorded by : V. Previous distribution : Southern Japan. S. Philippines and Indonesia. East China Sea. Kumaralingam. Kumaralingam. Koushik Saudhukhan. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Recorded by : V. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Eastern Australia. Florida to Colombia. Little Andaman. Year : 2010. Fungia scabra (Doderlein) Locality : Wilson Island. 28 (1) : 23-36. 28 (1) : 23-36. India. Year : 2010. Madhan Chakkravarthy. S. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. India. Previous distribution : Western Atlantic. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : AGARICIIDAE Genus : Leptoseris 34. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science.

China. Favites spinosa (Klunzinger) Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Favia lizardensis Veron and Pichon Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. 52 . eastern Africa and Indonesia. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. North Andaman. Year : 2010. Madhan Chakkravarthy. S. Zoological Survey of India. North- eastern Somalia and Indonesia. C. S. Year : 2010. Previous distribution : Red Sea. 28(1) : 23-36. 28(1) : 23-36. Koushik Saudhukhan. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Nicobar. 28(1) : 23-36. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. C. India. India. Kumaralingam. Kumaralingam. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Kumaralingam. Recorded by : V. Recorded by : V. Year : 2010. Previous distribution : Red Sea. Genus : Favites 38. Koushik Saudhukhan. S. Nicobar. Malaysia and Indonesia. Recorded by : V. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 36. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. India. C. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Previous distribution : Philippines. Fungia taiwanensis Hoeksema & Dai Locality : Aves Island. Genus : Favia 37. Koushik Saudhukhan. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna.

Papua New Guinea. 28(1) : 23-36. Year : 2010. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. India. Seychelles. 5353 . India. East China Sea and Fiji. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Madagascar. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Koushik Saudhukhan. S. Japan. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Platygyra 39. Indonesia. Previous distribution : Japan. Recorded by : V. Previous distribution : Madagascar. Zoological Survey of India. C. C. Year : 2010. Koushik Saudhukhan. Recorded by : V. Montastrea salebrosa (Nemenzo) Locality : Havelock Island. Ritchie’s Archipelago. Genus : Montastrea 41. 28(1) : 23-36. Malaysia. 28(1) : 23-36. North Andaman. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Solomon Islands. North Andaman. Platygyra crosslandi (Mathhai) Locality : Smith Island. Madhan Chakkravarthy. C. India. Kumaralingam. Madhan Chakkravarthy. S. Platygyra ryukyuensis (Yabe & Sugiyama) Locality : Aves Island. 40. S. Kumaralingam. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Kumaralingam. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Mauritius and United Republic of Tanzania. Previous distribution : Australia. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Philippines. Year : 2010. Province of China. Recorded by : V. Taiwan. Vanuatu and Viet Nam. Koushik Saudhukhan.

Family : PORITIDAE Genus : Porites 44. Myanmar and Indonesia. Madhan Chakkravarthy. S. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Japan. Australia. C. Previous distribution : Southwest Pacific and Australia. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Australia. Fiji and Phoenix Island. Porites heronensis (Veron) Locality : Smith Island. Recorded by : V. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Koushik Saudhukhan. Genus : Echinopora 43. Thailand. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Leptastrea 42. India. Zoological Survey of India. North Andaman. 28 (1) : 23-36. Year : 2010. Kumaralingam. Koushik Saudhukhan. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Ritchie’s Archipelago. Kumaralingam. C. Previous distribution : Madagascar. India. North Andaman. S. India. Leptastrea aequalis (Veron) Locality : Aves Island. 28(1) : 23-36. 54 . C. Madhan Chakkravarthy. 28(1) : 23-36. Year : 2010. Previous distribution : Vietnam. Recorded by : V. S. Koushik Saudhukhan. Kumaralingam. Recorded by : V. Year : 2010. Echinopora pacificus (Veron) Locality : Outram Island. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna.

Dominican Republic. C. Year : 2010. Kumaralingam. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Colombia. 5555 . Puerto Rico. Barbados. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. S. Saint Lucia. Dominica. Recorded by : V. Previous distribution : Philippines and Australia. Nicaragua. Recorded by : V. India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 45. Jamaica. Netherlands Antilles. Cape Verde. Panama. Cayman Islands. Turks and Caicos Islands. Koushik Saudhukhan. Year : 2010. Bermuda. Belize. British Virgin Islands. Cuba. Symphyllia hassi Pillai and Scheer Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Nicobar. Honduras. Mexico. Zoological Survey of India. Martinique. Porties porites (Pallas) Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Previous distribution : Bahamas. Kumaralingam. Nicobar. Guadeloupe. 28(1) : 23-36. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Family : MUSSIDAE Genus : Symphyllia 46. United States Virgin Islands and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic). 28(1) : 23-36. United States of America. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. India. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. C. Koushik Saudhukhan. S.

43 Cultroribula sp.) alaredactus 21 Fungia scabra (Doderlein) 51 Anastatus (A. Zoological Survey of India. 41 Paederus sharpi Cameron 43 Discolaimus dhanachandi 31 Palachia frontopuncta 17 Dorylaimus neominimus 32 Palachia neorobusta 17 Echinopora pacificus (Veron) 54 Palmon kottiyooricus 18 Egius sp. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INDEX Aborichthys rosammai 7 Elachertus piperis 19 Acropora awi (Wallace & Wolstoneholme) 49 Epilachna expansa (Dieke) 42 Acropora fastigata (Nemenzo) 49 Epilachna monsuna Bielawski 43 Acropora insignis Nemenzo 50 Epipteromalus bengalensis 16 Acropora minuta (Veron) 50 Erotylathris philippinensis Heinze 44 Acropora striata (Verrill) 49 Favia lacuna Veron. 41 Montipora danae (Milne Edwards & Brachioppiella periculosa Hammer 39 Haime) 48 Camptomyia ratleshwarae 9 Otostigmus politus quadrispinosus 30 Cryptobium ceylanense Kr.) latheefi 23 Henosepilachna chamolika 13 Anastatus (A.) quilonicus 26 Kostjurixia laharaensis 18 Anastatus (A. 41 Anastatus (A. 44 Paederus coxalis Fauv.) rufopostumus 26 Leptastrea aequalis (Veron) 54 Antrocephalus validicornis (Holmgren) 46 Leptobrachium nokrekensis 6 Aphanocephalus punctipennis 10 Leptoseris cucullata (Ellis & Solander) 51 Aphanocephalus shompen 10 Megastigmus kashmiricus 20 Barabattoia amicorum (Milne Edwards Minervarya chilapata 5 and Haime) 47 Montastrea salebrosa (Nemenzo) 53 Batrachostomus moniliger roonwali 2 Montipora crassituberculata Bernard 48 Birsteinius sp.) phaeonotus 25 Illeis confusa confusa Timberlake 42 Anastatus (A.) mohanae 24 Ichthyophis alfredii 3 Anastatus (A.) cuspidiatus 21 Fungia taiwanensis Hoeksema & Dai 52 Anastatus (A. 42 Panstenon bengalense 15 56 .) libratus 23 Hermanniella sp.) operosus 25 Ichthyophis nokrekensis 4 Anastatus (A.) hayati 22 Haemadipsa anaigundiensis 31 Anastatus (A. Turak and De Vantier 46 Acropora subulata (Dana) 50 Favia lizardensis Veron and Pichon 52 Aeroppia (Paraeroppia) indiana 8 Favites spinosa (Klunzinger) 52 Anastatus (A.) absonus 20 Filimanus perplexa Feltes 38 Anastatus (A.) ochirasis 24 Ichthyophis daribokensis 4 Anastatus (A.) donius 22 Goniozus armigerae 27 Anastatus (A.

1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Paryphostomum ghoshi 37 Rhysida longipes punctata 30 Pelopsis sp. Zoological Survey of India. 40 Rostrulium siddiqii 33 Peloptulus foveolatus Hammer 39 Scolytoplatysus gardneri 12 Philolema nadia 14 Scolytoplatysus lopchuensis 13 Plakoribates scutatus Hammer 40 Scolytoplatysus samsinghensis 13 Platygyra crosslandi (Mathhai) 53 Scutovertex laminipes Hammer 39 Platygyra ryukyuensis (Yabe & Sugiyama) 53 Spinometra dehradunensis 36 Podagrion charybdis Fernando 45 Spondotriplax tungus 11 Poikilolaimus istvani 34 Striatoppia asiaticus 8 Porites heronensis (Veron) 54 Porties porites (Pallas) 55 Symbiocloeon madhyasthai 28 Propalticus jarawa 11 Symphyllia hassi Pillai and Scheer 55 Pseudobothrideres abbreviatus 12 Tarucus hazara Evans 44 Psilocera neoclavicornis 15 Trechnites silvestris 14 Pteromalus sunderbanicus 16 Turbinaria frondens (Dana) 47 Reductobates latiohumeralis Hammer 40 Vespa soror du Buysson 45 5757 .

Pal Nibedita Sen V.F.B. Subramanyan S. Tahseen Amalendu Chatterjee Ramakrishna Anand Kumar Ayyaswamy R. Raghunathan Rosamma Mathew Ch. Sureshan A.C. Chakraborty K. Bhattacharya M. Basak V. Peter R. Dutta Kaushik Sadhukhan S. Bindu S.M.A. Sharma A.V. Santhosh K.I. Hayat T. Dutta Razia Sultana C.K. Paul K. Ahmed S. Narendran Narender Sharma T.K. Burman B.P. Sanyal Q. Maity A. Siddique T.A. Ohler R.K. Girish Kumar V. Hussain P. Talukdar M. Zoological Survey of India. Mishra M. Khan A.G. Satyanarayana Suvajit Chakrabarti C. Madhan Chakravarthy P. Sivaramakrishnan S. Gantait 58 . K.M. Grosjean G. Deshpande Nivedita Saha Vinod Khanna P.S.D.S. Srinivasan S.A.K. Najam S. Sar P.K. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS Anindita Ghosh P. Mukhopadhyay Avtar Kaur Sidhu Padma Bohra A.K. Kazmi Kaushik Deuti S. Mandal S. Kumaralingam K.

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