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Crimson Marsh Glider Trithemis aurora
2013-07-25 13:56:45

The crimson marsh glider (Trithemis aurora) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from the Lesser Sunda Islands and Java to Japan. Its range includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. It prefers to reside in lowland and hill dominated habitats and can be found near ponds, marshes, rivers, and streams with abundant...

2013-07-23 16:03:20

The Green Pond Frog (Euphlyctis hexadactylus) is a common species of aquatic frog located in the peninsular India and Sri Lanka. The vomerine teeth are in two oblique series extending beyond the hinder edge of the choanae. The head is moderate and the snout is rather pointed. The fingers are slender with the first digit extending a little beyond the second. The toes are webbed to the tips...

Bronzed Frog Hylarana temporalis
2013-07-19 11:36:16

The Bronzed Frog (Hylarana temporalis) is a species of true frog located in the riparian evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, India, and the highlands of southwestern Sri Lanka. They are found abundantly on or close to the ground near the water. Individuals are not shy and react by jumping only when provoked. They are important prey of many species of snakes, including the vine snake and the...

Indirana semipalmata
2013-07-16 14:01:42

Indirana semipalmata is a species of frog native to the Western Ghats region of southern India. They are frogs of small size, reaching lengths of about 1.4 inches from snout to vent. The species breeds during the monsoons. They lay their eggs on moist rocks and tree bark. Their tadpoles are terrestrial; they hatch, feed, and undergo metamorphosis without ever entering any standing bodies of...

Large Indian Civet Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized...

Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes vitticollis
2012-11-16 13:37:32

The stripe-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) can be found in a range that extends from Sri Lanka to India. It prefers a habitat within forested areas with abundant water, like swamps or rice fields.  This species holds two subspecies that differ in appearance. H. vitticollis inornatus is not red in color and can be found in the Kanara province, while H. vitticollis vitticollis is red in...

Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes smithii
2012-11-07 14:31:45

The ruddy mongoose (Herpestes smithii) is native to Sri Lanka and India. It prefers a habitat within forested areas, but can sometimes be found in open fields. It holds two subspecies throughout its range, with one occurring in Sri Lanka and the other occurring in India. This species resembles the Indian gray mongoose, although it is larger and has a longer, black tipped tail. As is similar to...

Indian Gray Mongoose Herpestes edwardsii
2012-11-05 15:33:13

The Indian gray mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii), also known as the common gray mongoose, occurs in many areas of southern Asia, although it does appear in other areas of Asia. Its range includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. It prefers a habitat within open forested areas, and scrublands, but can also be found in human populated areas like cultivated fields. This species is often kept...

Indian Spotted Chevrotain Moschiola indica
2012-09-19 15:31:38

The Indian spotted chevrotain (Moschiola indica) is an even-toed ungulate that can be found in Nepal and India. It occurs in most areas of India, but if it occurs in northern areas is not yet clear. In 1929, Champion expressed his doubts of this species occurring in Nepal, and most reviews have upheld this belief, despite the local reports of it occurring in there. This chevrotain prefers a...

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
2012-09-12 11:48:41

The spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) can be found in Southeast Asia in the winter and northeastern Russia during its breeding season in warmer months. In Russia, its breeding range includes the sea coats adjacent to the Chukchi Peninsula and south to the Kamchatka peninsula. It will migrate through many areas along the Pacific Coast including Japan, North and South Korea, and...