ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 14 May 2012
Accepted date: 26 July 2012
Published date: 14 November 2012
Pp. 108–111.

Red Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista petaurista) in Assam, India

P.C. Ray, A. Kumar, J. Biswas, N. Das, A. Sangma, K. Sarma & M. Krishna
*E-mail: parimalcray@gmail.com

Red Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista petaurista) is widely distributed throughout Asia in habitat types including moist evergreen broadleaf forest, temperate forest, and scrub forest in both lowlands and montane areas. It is categorized as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. Hitherto, no systematic studies have been done on P. petaurista in India. We assessed the density of individuals and habitat selection of this species in different habitat types experiencing various degrees of disturbance. We conducted our study in the Jeypore Reserve Forest (JRF; 108 km2) of Assam, India (27° 06’-27°16’ N, 95° 21’-95° 29’ E; 120-1600 m a.s.l), a rainforest patch of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot region

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