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Research Article - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2016) Volume 4, Issue 4

An Addition to the Reptilian Diversity of Barkatullah University Campus, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

A survey was conducted to find out the diversity of reptilian fauna in Barkatullah university campus during two consecutive years from May 2015 to September 2016 which revealed the presence of 22 species of reptiles which belongs to 9 families. Five families (Agamidae, Boidae, Typhlopidae, Varanidae and Viperidae) contributed with one species each i.e. Calotes versicolor Gongylophis conicus, Ramphotyphlops braminus, Varanus bengalensis and Daboia russelii respectively followed by family Elapidae with 3 species; Gekkonidae with 4 species; Family Scincidae and Colubridae contributed maximum with 5 species each. The species viz., Hemidactylus brookii, Hemidactylus flaviviridis and Hemidactylus frenatus of family Gekkonidae were observed common while in family Colubridae Ptyas mucosus, Amphiesma stolata, Xenochrophis piscator and Oligodon amensis were found common. Calotes versicolor and Naja naja of family Agamidae and Elapidae respectively remained common in the study area.

Author(s): Amit Manhas, Rajni Raina and Ashwani Wanganeo

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