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Khan S A, Nair A K, Kumar S M, Jabran A, Bhise S P, Shekhawat E. First record of White-bellied flying squirrel Petaurista albiventer (Gray, 1834) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae) in Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, India. JAD 2023; 5 (3) :26-30
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1- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India; Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002, India , sakhan44@myamu.ac.in
2- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India
3- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India; Centre for Wildlife Studies, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad 673576, India
4- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India; Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002, India
5- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India; Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, Maharashtra 411043, India
6- Wildlife Trust of India, National Capital Region (NCR), Noida 201301, India; Department of Environmental Science, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305009, India
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We report the first record of the White-bellied flying squirrel Petaurista albiventer (Gray, 1834), within the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, which is part of the Terai Arc Landscape in India. This marks a new geographical distribution for P. albiventer within the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This study contributes to the understanding of the geographical distribution, habitat ecology and taxonomy of the genus Petaurista (Link, 1795), shedding light on its presence in various ecologically significant regions and emphasizing the importance of preserving its habitat and promoting further research.
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2023/08/14 | Accepted: 2023/09/25 | Published: 2023/12/12

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