Newsletter celebrating the most useful yet most neglected Mammals

for CCINSA & RISCINSA -- Chiroptera, Rodent, Insectivora, & Scandentia Conservation and Information Networks of South Asia

Volume 8   Number 1 ISSN 2230-7087 March 2016




Madras Hedgehogs in the Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu, A. Saravanan, M. Mathivanan and T. Ganesh, P. 2


First record of Ischnopsyllus intermedius (Siphonaptera) as a ectoparasite of Myotis blythii (Chiroptera) from southwest of Iran, Farangis Ghasemi, Mohammad Miri and Mohammad Rajabloo, Pp. 3-7


First Record of Leucism in Five-striped Palm Squirrel Funambulus Pennantii (Rodentia: Sciuridae) from India, Amit Sayyed and Anil Mahabal, P. 8


Recent Publications: Abstracts, Pp. 9-10


3rd International Southeast Asian Bat Conference, 14-17 August, 2015, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia - A report, Rajlakshmi Mishra, Pp. 11-13


New Distributional Record of Pouch-bearing Bat Saccolaimus saccolaimus Temminck, 1838 from Assam, India, Azad Ali, P. 14


Brief Observations of Natural Behaviour for Indian Five Striped Squirrel Funambulus pennantii, Telangana, India, Pedro G. Méndez-Carvajal, Prasad K.D. Mallikarjun, Sashi Kumar Pagadala, Inés Martín, Diana Marsilio-Apostoli and Ivelisse Ruiz-Bernard, Pp. 15-19


Traditional uses of the Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792) by Birhor tribe of Purulia district, West Bengal, Sagari Chaudhury and Harish Singh, Pp. 20-21


Distribution and population size of Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus Brunnich, 1782) in and around the Fakiragram area of Assam, Arifa Khatun and Azad Ali, Pp. 22-23


Report of Indian Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista philippensis Elliot, 1839) from Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Panchmahal district, Gujarat, Singh Nisha, Dharaiya Nishith and Vora U.V., Pp. 24-26


Understanding Indian Pangolin (Manis crasicaudata) status and threats in Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, R. Marimuthu, P. 27


Volunteering for awareness on Pangolin conservation in Madi, Sankhuwasabha District, Eastern Nepal, Sanjan Thapa, Pp. 28-30


Announcement: ZOO T-shirts, P. 31


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