A preliminary survey of mammalian fauna in Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh India

Haleem A Ilyas O Khan S     

Abstract

Karmajhiri range of Pench Tiger Reserve (here after PTR) were surveyed and data on 320 circular sampling plots of 10m radius were collected to investigate status, and distribution of different mammalian species of PTR. All the pellets/dung/faecal matter were collected from the 16 transects of 2 km each, covering 16 administrative beat and 4 circles of Karmajhiri range of PTR. Through indirect evidences nine species of mammals were reported, out of which six species of ungulates (Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking deer, Wild boar and Gaur), one species of rodents (Porcupine) one species of Lagomorphs ( Black naped hare) and one species of primate (Common Langur) were reported. Mean pellet group density of chital and sambar were found maximum (923.17±96.71, 228.1±15.3) in Alikatta,and Turia Circle and minimum (154.86±22.01, 146.07±17.72) in Turia and Baghdev circle respectively. Similarly mean pellet group density of nilgai was maximum (48.17±6.84) in Alikatta and minimum (18.31±5.27) in Baghdev. Mean dung pile density of gaur was found maximum (5.17±1.54) in Karmajhiri and minimum (0.39±0.39) in Alikatta. Mean faecal matter density of wild boar and porcupine were maximum (11.54±3.41, 4.37±3.99) in Karmajhiri and minimum (2.38±1.23, 1.99±1.03) in Turia and Baghdev respectively. Similarly mean faecal matter density of langur and black naped hare were recorded maximum (29.06±16.44, 9.55±4.71) from Baghdev and Karmajhiri and minimum (9.55±3.12, 3.18±1.45) from Turia and Alikatta respectively. Barking deer was only reported from Baghdev and the mean pellet group density was (0.08±0, 08).


MS Received Date:   2016-02-01  MS Accepted Date:  2016-02-29  MS Published Date:  2016-04-05
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