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ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009

New species and new records

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

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

Published by Zoological Survey of India Ministry of Environment and Forests M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata- 700 053 Website : http://www.zsi.gov.in

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

43 7.16 3.14 7. India holds a unique position with the priority of conservation of natural resources and sustainable development.28 13.02 5.86 6.83 12.00 16.61 1.33 50.08 10. of species Taxonomic group PROTISTA (Protozoa) ANIMALIA Mesozoa Porifera Cnidaria Ctenophora Platyhelminthes Rotifera Gastrotricha Kinorhyncha Nematoda Acanthocephala Sipuncula Mollusca Echiura Annelida Onychophora Arthropoda Crustacea Insecta Arachnida Pycnogonida Chilopoda Diplopoda Symphyla Merostomata Phoronida Bryozoa (Ectoprocta) Entoprocta Brachiopoda Chaetognatha Tardigrada Echinodermata Hemichordata Chordata Protochordata Pisces Amphibia Reptilia Aves Mammalia Total (Animalia) Grand Total (Protista+Animalia) World 31250 71 4562 9916 100 17500 2500 3000 100 30011 800 145 66535 127 12700 100 998904 35536 867365 73440 600 3000 7500 120 4 11 4000 60 300 111 514 6223 120 48463 2106 21723 5162 5817 9026 4629 1195534 1226784 India 2577 10 500 866 12 1624 330 100 10 2866 229 35 5072 43 841 1 71323 2936 61220 5829 17 100 162 4 2 3 200 10 3 30 30 765 12 5045 119 2548 289 460 1232 397 88907 91484 % in India 8. within only about 2% of world’s total land surface. diversified climatic conditions and enormous ecodiversity and geodiversity.05 7.58 7.41 5. of which insects alone include 61.00 9. It is estimated that through further survey and inventorisation.90 2.29 10.26 7.484 species so far known.66 1.00 27.Zoological Survey of India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ESTIMATED FAUNAL DIVERSITY IN INDIA In the light of Biodiversity Convention.45% of the species of animals that the world holds and this percentage accounts nearly for 91.83 3.33 10.00 7.91 13.72 5.00 9.55 28.66 8.65 11.00 10.24 14.27 5.14 8.73 12.220 species. Estimated Faunal Diversity in India (updated.70 8.60 7.62 33. about two times that number of species still remains to be discovered in India alone.00 27. January 2009) No.33 2. In fact. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its unique biogeographical location.62 24.20 3.45 1 1 . India is known to have over 7. Table-1.

Dutta. Described by : B. Batrachostomus moniliger roonwali Locality : Jog Falls. 2 . 109(2) : 79-85. Shimoga District. India. Karnataka. zool. Surv. India. 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. Year : 2009. Journal : Rec.B. 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. 1.Zoological Survey of India.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Showing the outline and spot pattern. A-E. A. str=interstria). Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. antenna. E. b. B. West Bengal. enlarged portion of elytral disc (str=Stria. i. India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 17. f. Pronotum and elytra in dorsal view. : 101103. C.Zoological Survey of India. Menosepilachna chamolika. They profusely feed on cultivated plants of family Solanaceae. Described by : S. Maiti and Nivedita Saha. a-f. mesotibia showing cavity. Figs. i. Female genitallia. 18 (2) : 283-301. Subgenital palte. 1313 . pronotum and elytra in lateral view. Family : COCCINELLIDAE Genus : Henosepilachna Coccinellid beetles are generally found in agricultural and in forest areas. Female : d. Scolytoplatysus lopchuensis Locality : Lopchu (1500 m). Darjiling District. Scolytoplatysus samsinghensis Locality : Samsing (540 m). They are phytophagus in habits. State Fauna Series. e. Described by : P. Figs. Scolytoplatypus lopchuensis..K. enlarged portion of pronotum c. protibia. Book : Fauna of India and the adujacent countries. Described by : P. d. Chakraborty. head. Darjiling District. : 90-92. Year : 2009. Uttarakhand. India. str=interstria). Chamoli Dist. enlarged portion of elytral disc (str=Stria. Pronotum and elytra in dorsal view. Book : Fauna of India and the adujacent countries. Year : 2009. West Bengal. D. e. Male : a. Sipho. Scolytoplatypus samsinghensis. Male : a. f. c. head pronotum and elytra in lateral view. Male genitallia without sipho. They are popularly known as ‘Lady Bird Beetles’. 19.K. a-g. b. Female : g. Henosepilachna chamolika Locality : Goaldam.K. Figs. Year : 2010. India. profemur. protibia. 18. Maiti and Nivedita Saha. antenna. Cucurbitaceae and Papillionaceae.

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

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

India. Described by : P. Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Year : 2009. USA. Journal : J. Locality : Nadia. Epipteromalus bengalensis A very rare species of Pteromalidae (Insecta : Hymenoptera) described from West Bengal. This is the seventh species from India. Genus : Epipteromalus 25. Locality : Bagabadpur. Girish Kumar.M. 3(1) : 5-9. Narendran and P.Zoological Survey of India. Environ. Talukdar. Year : 2009. West Bengal.C. Described by : T. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Pteromalus 24. 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. 6 (2) : 123-130. The species is parasitic on the spider eggs there by having a negatively economic important role in terrestrial ecosystems. 16 . Sociobiol. Sureshan and S. 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. India. This new species comes close to Pteromalus puparum (Linnaeus) in general appearance. Pteromalus sunderbanicus This new species is reported from Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Journal : Biosystematica. India.. This is the second described species under the genus Epipteromalus which was previously known only from Illinois. West Bengal. The genus Pteromalus Swederus is represented by six species from India.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Threatened Taxa. Described by : T. Malappuram Dist. 34. Anastatus latheefi. Female : 33. 23 23 . Head front view. Year : 2009. Journal : J. Metasoma dorsal view. Kerala. India. 33-38.Zoological Survey of India. Described by : T. Head front view. Forewing. Figs. Kottanada. Metasoma dorsal view. 28-31. 31. 29. Threatened Taxa.. Figs. 35.C. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 37. 1(2) : 72-96. Anastatus libratus. Anastatus (A. Journal : J. Year : 2009. Anastatus (A. Forewing. 37. Narendran. India. Mesosoma dorsal view. Female : 28. Andhra Pradesh. Antenna. 1(2) : 72-96. Narendran. Apex of mid tibia and mid tarsi.) libratus Locality : Calicut University Campus. 38. 30. Antenna. 36.) latheefi Locality : Chollanki.C. 38.

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

48-50. 1 (2) : 72-96. 51-55. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 41.Forewing. 52 . 1 (2) : 72-96. Alapuzha Dist.Zoological Survey of India.C.Antenna. 53. Kerala. Mesosoma dorsal view. 25 25 .Antenna. 49 . Threatened Taxa.. Described by : T. Forewing. Anastatus operosus. Year : 2009.) phaeonotus Locality : Onattukara.) operosus Locality : Calicut University Campus.Head anterior view. Threatened Taxa. Kerala. 42. 55. Narendran. Described by : T. Kayamkulam. India. Narendran. Anastatus (A. India. Journal : J. Figs. Anastatus (A. Figs. Journal : J. Malappuram Dist. Metasoma dorsal view. Female : 48 . 54.C. Female : 51 . Year : 2009.Head front view. 50 .. Anastatus phaeonotus.

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

Ent. Goniozus armigerae Locality : Solan. Narendran. Res. 2.. Santhosh and T. They are primary external parasitoids of Lepidoptera larvae. Figs. 27 27 . body in dorsal view. Journal : J. Described by : S. foreleg. 4. 45. head in lateral view. n. antenna. Soc. Female. Goniozus armigerae Santhosh and Narendran sp.C. 1.Zoological Survey of India. India. 11(1) : 37-45 Year : 2009. Himachal Pradesh.. 3. Goniozus is the most speciose genus of the subfamily Bethylinae. 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.

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

female nymph. C . dorsal view. 3.Zoological Survey of India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Figs. Symbiocloeon madhaysthai sp.holotype.holotype. 2. A .holotype.leg.mandible. C . E . F . D . nov. dorsal view. male nymph. nov. arrow points to the notch at the apices of femora. male gills. caudal filaments. arrow points to “bird in flight” pattern of 10 abdominal segment.paratype. male abdominal segments.maxilla. D . E . 29 29 .hypopharynx. A-G. A . Figs.labium. Symbiocloeon madhaysthai sp. G . B. B . cerci. A-E.paraproct.labrum.tarsal claw.

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

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

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

Entire female.Zoological Survey of India. Rostrulium siddiquii. Rostrulium siddiqii Locality : Balotra. Posterior end of male 33 33 . Amphid. Barmer district. A. 1. Posterior end of female G. Female reproductive system. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : TYLENCHOLAIMIDAE Genus : Rostrulium The new species is a plant parasitic species. Anterior end. Rajasthan. H. India. 1(2) : 25-32. Expanded part of pharynx E. The genus Rostrulium is reported first time from India and only two species have been described so far. Figs. B. Journal : Biosystematica. F. Described by : Padma Bohra and Razia Sultana. Year : 2008. D. Entire male. C. 52.

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

G.Zoological Survey of India. I. M. Female tail region (lateral). Anterior pharyngeal region. Female reproductive system (anterior branch). En face view. J. Cross section through metastegostom. A-Q. O. Male tail region (ventral). Anterior region. Vulval region (ventral). P. F. H. Poikilolaimus istvani : A. B. (Scale bar = 10 ìm). 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Figs. Vulval region (lateral) (arrows indicate vaginal glands). C-E. 35 35 . N. K. Male tail region (lateral) (arrows indicate genital papillae). Q. Reflexed part of testis (from right). Posterior pharyngeal region. L.

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

37 37 . a-b. P. testitrifolium Gogate were added to this genus. 27 : 9-14. Eggs of P. Fig.. erected the genus Paryphostomum with the type species P. horai Baugh. P. ghoshi with 32 collar spines. Year : 2010. 1909.S. novum Verma. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Family : ECHINOSTOMATIDAE Genus : Paryphostomum 55. P. Domestic fowl and named as P. Locality : Kundghat. subsequently P. Trematodologist and former Deputy Director of Zoological Survey of India. P. Ghosh. ghoshi after the name of R.Zoological Survey of India. Journal : Indian J.). K. India. pentalobum Verma and P. Head collar region of P. Paryphostomum ghoshi Dietz. bubulcusi Agrwal. radiatum. b. Described by : Shuvajit Chakrabarti and Anindita Ghosh. 1. (N. ghoshi. Paryphstomum ghoshi (Entire worm) Figs. West Bengal. The present species differs from all and was recovered from Gallus gallus domesticus. giganticum Rai and Agrwal. Helminth.

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

K. Uttarakhand. Year : 2010.. Previous distribution : Peru. Recorded by : A. State Fauna Series. Year : 2010. 18(Part-3) : 289-307.K.Zoological Survey of India. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ACARI : ORIBATEI Family : OPPIIDAE Genus : Brachioppiella 2. Recorded by : A. Badrinath. Previous distribution : Chile. Sanyal. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Recorded by : A. 18(Part-3) : 289-307. Tehri Garwal Dist. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Peloptulus foveolatus Hammer Locality : Mana village. Previous distribution : Peru. India. Family : SCUTOVERTICIDAE Genus : Scutovertex 3.K. Ranichori. India. Brachioppiella periculosa Hammer Locality : Khatiyar village. State Fauna Series. Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand. Sanyal. Family : PHENOPELOPIDAE Genus : Peloptulus 4. Year : 2010. State Fauna Series. Chamoli Dist. Sanyal. India. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Scutovertex laminipes Hammer Locality : Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal Dists. 39 39 .

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

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

Chakraborty. Nainital Dist.K.. Egius sp. Reported by : S. State Fauna Series.K. India. Year : 2010. India.. State Fauna Series. Remarks : This genus is reported for the first time from India. Uttarakhand. Genus : Epilachna 13. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. 18(2) : 283301. Previous distribution : Cuba.Zoological Survey of India. Previous distribution : China. They are either carnivorous or phytophagus in habits. 18(2) : 283-301.. Genus : Illeis 12. Reported by : S. Uttarakhand. Illeis confusa confusa Timberlake Locality : Nainital. State Fauna Series. Chakraborty. 42 . 18(2) : 283-301.K. Locality : Kainchi. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 ARTHROPODA INSECTA : COLEOPTERA Family : COCCINELLIDAE Genus : Egius Coccinellid beetles are generally found in agricultural and in forest areas. Epilachna expansa (Dieke) Locality : Kausani. Reported by : S. Uttarakhand. Previous distribution : China. They are popularly known as ‘Lady Bird Beetles’. 11. Chakraborty. India. Only one specimen was collected which could not be identified up to species level. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Bageswar Dist. Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi Dists. Year : 2010.

Mukhopadhyay and A. India. Uttarakhand. State Fauna Series. State Fauna Series. 18(2) : 335359. Previous distribution : Bhutan. 16.. Chamoli and Rudraprayag Dists. Mukhopadhyay and A. India. Reported by : S. India. 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. Paederus coxalis Fauv.. Reported by : P. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Year : 2010. The members of the subfamily Paederinae can be easily distinguished by its head being more or less constricted behind. Previous distribution : Bangladesh. Uttarakhand. Chakraborty. 18(2) : 335-359. debries. damp leaves. Epilachna monsuna Bielawski Locality : Almora. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 14. 15. 18(2) : 283301. Previous distribution : Myanmar. truks of decaying trees. Locality : Nainital Dist. Sar. Paederus sharpi Cameron Locality : Uttarkhashi. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand.Zoological Survey of India. Year : 2010. amongst fallen leaves. Year : 2010. State Fauna Series. Nainital and Rudraprayag Dists. in the paddy fields etc. Reported by : P. Book : Fauna of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand. They are usually found in the habitat like damp vegetable. 43 43 .K. Sar..

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

Journal : Rec. It is rediscovered from India (Orissa) after a gap of about 52 years by reporting its biology for the first time. Girish Kumar and G. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 INSECTA : HYMENOPTERA Family : TORYMIDAE Genus : Podagrion 20.Zoological Survey of India. Orissa. Mandibles are large and powerful. the parasite has a negative role in the terrestrial ecosystem. Laos. The species shows about 89% of parasitism in the ootheca of praying mantids. 109(4) : 111-112. Srinivasan. Year : 2009. India. Myanmar. 21. 45 45 . India. Threatened Taxa. Since Praying mantids are economically important group of insects. Year : 2009. Likabali (West Siang District). Podagrion charybdis Fernando A rare species of Torymidae ( Insecta : Hymenoptera ) originally described from Sri Lanka in 1957. zool. Arunachal Pradesh. Recorded by : P. Head is strongly widened and well developed behind the eyes. Family : VESPIDAE Genus : Vespa village. Recorded by : P. Locality : Idupur. India. Sureshan. 1(4) : 234-235.M. They are predatory in habits. Thailand and Vietnam. Previous distribution : Sri Lanka. Dhumata Kendrapara District. Itanagar (Papumpare District). Journal : J. Previous distribution : China. Locality : Daporijo (Upper Subansiri District). Vespa soror du Buysson This is a very large hornet with a large head fully yellow in colour. Surv. The species were collected as parasites emerged from the ootheca of a Praying mantid ( Insecta : Mantodea).

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

Rare and found on shallow reef environments away from wave action. Recorded by : Ch. Tonga. It is recorded on reef flat regions in Gulf of Kachchh. Recorded by : Ch. Tubuai. New Caledonia Islands and around Australia in the Pacific Ocean. cream or green in colour. Family : DENDROPHYLLIDAE Genus : Turbinaria Colour yellowish brown or greenish brown. 25. Book : Handbook on Hard Corals of Gulf of Kachchh : 1-114. 47 47 . Book : Handbook on Hard Corals of Gulf of Kachchh : 1-114. India.Zoological Survey of India. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Barabattoia Colonies are massive and small in size. India. 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. Usually brown. 24. Satyanarayana and Ramakrishna. Satyanarayana and Ramakrishna. Year : 2009. Marshal. This species not so common. Barabattoia amicorum (Milne Edwards and Haime) Locality : Gulf of Kachchh. Phoenix. It is distributed from Sri Lanka to Central Pacific. Turbinaria frondens (Dana) Locality : Gulf of Kachchh. This genus is reported for first time from Indian waters. Year : 2009.

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

28(1) : 23-36. 28 (1) : 23-36. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science.Zoological Survey of India. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Recorded by : V. Little Andaman. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Acropora 28. C. Ritchie’s Archipelago. S. East China Sea and Australia. India. South Andaman. India. Year : 2010. C. Acropora fastigata (Nemenzo) Locality : Sister Island. Year : 2010. C. Acropora awi (Wallace & Wolstoneholme) Locality : Jolly Buoy Island. Japan. Kumaralingam. 28(1) : 23-36. Mozambique and Central & West Pacific. 49 49 . S. 29. Koushik Saudhukhan. Previous distribution : Japan. Acropora striata (Verrill) Locality : Outram Island. Philippines and Indonesia. Recorded by : V. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Australia. Kumaralingam. Previous distribution : Japan. 30. Koushik Saudhukhan. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Year : 2010. Kumaralingam. Previous distribution : Eastern Australia. S. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Recorded by : V. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. India. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Koushik Saudhukhan. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna.

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

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

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

Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. C. Genus : Montastrea 41.Zoological Survey of India. Seychelles. Koushik Saudhukhan. India. India. 28(1) : 23-36. Ritchie’s Archipelago. Taiwan. Recorded by : V. C. Vanuatu and Viet Nam. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. North Andaman. Madagascar. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Kumaralingam. 40. 28(1) : 23-36. Mauritius and United Republic of Tanzania. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Madhan Chakkravarthy. East China Sea and Fiji. Papua New Guinea. Malaysia. Province of China. Previous distribution : Australia. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 Genus : Platygyra 39. Koushik Saudhukhan. Philippines. S. C. Recorded by : V. 53 53 . Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Japan. S. Previous distribution : Japan. Kumaralingam. Platygyra ryukyuensis (Yabe & Sugiyama) Locality : Aves Island. Koushik Saudhukhan. 28(1) : 23-36. Indonesia. Year : 2010. Montastrea salebrosa (Nemenzo) Locality : Havelock Island. Solomon Islands. Year : 2010. Kumaralingam. Recorded by : V. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Previous distribution : Madagascar. S. Platygyra crosslandi (Mathhai) Locality : Smith Island. Year : 2010. North Andaman. India. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science.

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

Koushik Saudhukhan. India. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Madhan Chakkravarthy. India. Nicobar. Year : 2010. Previous distribution : Philippines and Australia. Madhan Chakkravarthy. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. 1916 ANIMAL DISCOVERIES 2009 45. United States Virgin Islands and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic). 55 55 . 28(1) : 23-36. Kumaralingam. Nicaragua. British Virgin Islands. Cayman Islands. Porties porites (Pallas) Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Journal : Bulletin of Environmental Science. Cuba. C. Colombia. Panama. S. 28(1) : 23-36. S. Raghunathan and Ramakrishna. Dominica. Bermuda. Dominican Republic. C. Previous distribution : Bahamas. Kumaralingam. Nicobar. Puerto Rico. Year : 2010. Jamaica. Belize. Martinique. Recorded by : V. Cape Verde. Saint Lucia. Mexico. Netherlands Antilles. United States of America. Barbados.Zoological Survey of India. Turks and Caicos Islands. Family : MUSSIDAE Genus : Symphyllia 46. Koushik Saudhukhan. Honduras. Guadeloupe. Symphyllia hassi Pillai and Scheer Locality : Car Nicobar Island. Recorded by : V.

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

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

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