Preliminary Annotated Checklist of Mammalian Fauna of Kishtwar Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, India


Published: 2023-06-07

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i103539

Page: 100-106

Ruchika Bhutyal *

JK Biodiversity Council, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


A region-specific diversity documentation is an important resource for biodiversity conservation. A preliminary survey was carried out in Kishtwar district of Jammu Division to prepare a checklist of domesticated and wild mammalian fauna of the area. The data was collected from 60 villages of this district, lying in North- western Himalayas, ranging from an altitude of 980- 3700 meters above sea level, from May 2022 to December 2022. The survey revealed the presence of 33 species of mammals belonging to 5 orders, 12 families and 13 sub-families. Carnivora was the dominant order with 15 species followed by Artiodactyla with 10 species, Rodentia with 3 species and Perissodactyla and Primates with 3 and 2 species respectively.

Keywords: Mammalian diversity, checklist, Kishtwar, North-western Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir

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Bhutyal , R. (2023). Preliminary Annotated Checklist of Mammalian Fauna of Kishtwar Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(10), 100–106.


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