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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-6  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Snake Species Diversity of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra State, India
Gangadhar N. Tambre and Shivaji P. Chavan*
Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded- 431606, MS, India  
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S.R. T. M. University, Nanded in Maharashtra State, India established in 1994 till them to present situation in year 2016 several changes occurred in the land use under the various development plans of this University. Earlier to existence of this University the plants existed are replaced by new introduced plant species under the plantation program in the University campus. Every ecosystem has its specific floral and faunal diversity but if this diversity is going on changing by manmade activities it gives different reflections for its flora and fauna. There are no reports on the snake species diversity of this University campus and nearby 10 Km2. Area, which was worked out first time through this research. Total 12 species of snakes including 03 venomous, 01 Semi-Poisonous and 08 non-poisonous species belongs to 04 families were found. Direct encounter method, public reports and special observation survey was conducted to report the snake diversity. Snake killing by human and road killing was common.

Keywords: Snake species,Saw-Scaled Viper, SRTM University Nanded.
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Tambre N. Gangadhar and Shivaji P. Chavan. 2016. Snake Species Diversity of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra State, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(6): 104-115
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.406.012
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