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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Mammalian diversity of Chandertal wild life sanctuary in Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India

Author(s):

Ranjit Singh and Desh Raj Thakur

Abstract:
The exploration in such a distinct biogeographic zone of Chandertal Wildlife Sanctuary characterized by extreme cold, low precipitation and alpine cold desert, revealed 11 mammalian species belonging to 11 genera under 6 families of 3 orders. Maximum 6 species belong to order Artiodactyla (Bovidae: 5 spp. and Moschidae: 1 sp.) followed by 3 species to Carnivora (Canidae: 2 spp. and Felidae: 1 sp.) and one species belonging to each family Muridae, Sciuridae under order Rodentia. Artiodactyl species contribute more than half of total mammalian species and carnivores only one third.

Pages: 360-363  |  1534 Views  659 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Ranjit Singh and Desh Raj Thakur. Mammalian diversity of Chandertal wild life sanctuary in Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):360-363.

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