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Pyracantha angustifolia

Pyracantha angustifolia is a species of shrub in the rose family known by the common names narrowleaf firethorn, slender firethorn and woolly firethorn. The flowers are white and produce small round pomes and can be orange to red in color. These ...

Rhododendron subg. Choniastrum

Rhododendron subg. Choniastrum is a subgenus of the genus Rhododendron, originally a section of subgenus Azaleastrum it was elevated to subgenus rank after cladistic analysis revealed that together with Rhododendron it formed a major clade, disti ...

Thalictrum delavayi

Thalictrum delavayi, Chinese meadow-rue, is a species of flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae native to China. Growing to 1.2 m tall by 60 cm wide, it is a herbaceous perennial with leaves divided into many small leaflets, and panicles of ...

Tsuga chinensis

Tsuga chinensis, commonly referred to as the Taiwan or Chinese hemlock, or in Chinese as tieshan, is a coniferous tree species native to China, Taiwan, Tibet and Vietnam. The tree is quite variable and has many recognised varieties, though some a ...

Indian eagle-owl

The Indian eagle-owl, also called the rock eagle-owl or Bengal eagle-owl, is a species of large horned owl restricted to the Indian Subcontinent. They were earlier treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian eagle-owl. They are found in hilly and roc ...

Indian spotted creeper

The Indian spotted creeper is a small passerine bird, which is a member of the subfamily Salpornithinae which is placed along with the treecreepers in the family Certhiidae. This small bird has a marbled black and white plumage that makes it diff ...

Oriental skylark

The Oriental skylark, also known as the small skylark, is a species of skylark found in the southern, central and eastern Palearctic. Like other skylarks, it is found in open grassland where it feeds on seeds and insects.

Rufous-tailed lark

The rufous-tailed lark, also sometimes called the rufous-tailed finch-lark, is a ground bird found in the drier open stony habitats of India and parts of Pakistan. Like other species in the genus it has a large finch-like bill with a slightly cur ...

Tawny-bellied babbler

The tawny-bellied babbler also known in older Indian works as the rufous-bellied babbler is a small babbler that forages in groups in low scrub forests. Like other members of the large Old World babbler family they are passerine birds characteris ...

White-eyed buzzard

The white-eyed buzzard is a medium-sized hawk, distinct from the true buzzards in the genus Buteo, found in South Asia. Adults have a rufous tail, a distinctive white iris, and a white throat bearing a dark mesial stripe bordered. The head is bro ...

Apolemichthys xanthotis

Apolemichthys xanthotis, common names yellow-ear angelfish and Red Sea angelfish, is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacanthidae. Apolemichthys xanthotis lives in most parts of the Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aqaba in the north, down throu ...

Corydoras reticulatus

Corydoras reticulatus, also called the reticulated corydoras, mosaic corydoras, network catfish, or network corydoras, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the family Callichthyidae. It originates in inland w ...

Diplecogaster

There are currently 7 recognized species in this genus: Diplecogaster ctenocrypta Briggs, 1955 Eastern Atlantic deep-water clingfish Diplecogaster tonstricula R. Fricke, Wirtz & Brito, 2015 Eastern Atlantic cleaner clingfish Diplecogaster megalop ...

Gymnochanda

Gymnochanda is a genus of fishes in the family Ambassidae, the Asiatic glassfishes. They are native to turbid fresh water habitats near peat or swamp forests in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and Belitung Island. They are among the smallest ...

Pangio semicincta

Pangio semicincta is a species of cobitid loach in the genus Pangio found in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra. It is a very popular fish in the aquarium trade, however it is often confused for and mislabeled as Pangio kuhlii, which is rar ...

Protomyctophum

There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Protomyctophum mcginnisi Prokofiev, 2005 Protomyctophum beckeri Wisner, 1971 Protomyctophum crockeri Bolin, 1939 California flashlightfish Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981 Protomyctoph ...

Pseudotriacanthus

Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer, the long-spined tripodfish, is a species of Triacanthidae native to the Indian Ocean and the central western Pacific Ocean where it is found in coastal marine waters, also entering brackish waters in estuaries, at d ...

Lagenodelphis

Frasers dolphin or the Sarawak dolphin is a cetacean in the family Delphinidae found in deep waters in the Pacific Ocean and to a lesser extent in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

Anaciaeschna donaldi

Anaciaeschna donaldi, Donalds hawker, is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. It is found in Western Ghats of India, Sri Lanka, and recently from Nepal.

Antipodogomphus

Antipodogomphus is a genus of dragonflies in the family Gomphidae, endemic to Australia. The species are small to medium-sized with black with yellow markings. They are commonly known as dragons.

Archaeophya

Archaeophya is a small genus of dragonflies belonging to the family Gomphomacromiidae. Species of Archaeophya are large dragonflies with metallic bodies, dark with yellow spots and clear wings. They only occur in eastern Australia.

Archaeophya adamsi

Archaeophya adamsi, commonly known as Adams emerald dragonfly or horned urfly, is a species of dragonfly belonging to the family Gomphomacromiidae. This is an Australian endemic and one of the rarest dragonflies in the country. It breeds in river ...

Austroargiolestes calcaris

Austroargiolestes calcaris is a species of Australian damselfly in the family Megapodagrionidae, commonly known as a powdered flatwing. It is endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it inhabits streams, deep pools and bogs, generally in mountai ...

Caconeura ramburi

Caconeura ramburi is a damselfly species in the family Platycnemididae. It is commonly known as the Coorg Bambootail or Indian blue bambootail. It is endemic to Western Ghats.

Caconeura risi

It is a medium sized damselfly with black=capped blue eyes. Its thorax is black on dorsum and there are a pair of narrow and slightly curved azure blue antehumeral stripes. Base is azure blue on the sides, marked with a black stripe which occupie ...

Ceylonosticta

Ceylonosticta is a genus of damselfly in the family Platystictidae. Some authors consider some species to be in the genus Drepanosticta. Three new species were described from Sri Lanka in late 2016 with a rediscovery of Ceylonosticta subtropica. ...

Chlorocypha

The genus contains these species: Chlorocypha radix Longfield, 1959 - western red-tipped jewel Chlorocypha centripunctata Gambles, 1975 - giant jewel Chlorocypha croceus Longfield, 1947 Chlorocypha hintzi Grunberg, 1914 Chlorocypha hasta Pinhey, ...

Chlorogomphus campioni

Chlorogomphus campioni, Nilgiri mountain hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Chlorogomphidae. It is known only from the Western Ghats of India. The distribution of the species is restricted to South Canara and Kodagu in Karnataka, Malab ...

Chlorogomphus xanthoptera

Chlorogomphus xanthoptera is a species of dragonfly in the family Chlorogomphidae. It is known only from the Western Ghats of India, to the south of Palakkad Gap, including Anamalai Hills, Tirunelveli Hills, Munnar and south of Travancore.

Davidioides martini

It is a medium sized dragonfly with thorax black on dorsum, and yellow on the sides. There is a slightly oblique ante-humeral stripe and two narrow parallel black stripes on the sutures enclosing an equally narrow yellow line. Abdomen is black, m ...

Disparoneura apicalis

Disparoneura apicalis, black-tipped bambootail is a damselfly species in the family Platycnemididae. It is endemic to Western Ghats. It was described from Kodagu, Karnataka, on the upper reaches of the Kaveri River. It is also found to occur in K ...

Dysphaea ethela

Dysphaea ethela, black torrent dart, is a species of damselfly in the family Euphaeidae. The insect is named after Frederic Charles Frasers wife, a constant companion of his collecting trips in India. It is found in Karnataka and Kerala and Tamil ...

Esme cyaneovittata

It is a medium sized damselfly with black-capped blue eyes. Its thorax is velvet-black on dorsum and azure blue on sides. The dorsum is marked with narrow ante-humeral blue stripes. There is another moderately broad black stripe over the postero- ...

Esme longistyla

It is medium sized damselfly with about abdomen 42–44 millimetres 1.7–1.7 in and hindwings about 28–29 millimetres 1.1–1.1 in with black-capped blue eyes. Its thorax is velvet-black on dorsum and azure blue on sides. The dorsum is marked with nar ...

Esme mudiensis

Esme mudiensis is damselfly in the family Platycnemididae. It is commonly known as the Travancore bambootail. It is endemic to Western Ghats in India, south of Palakkad Gap.

Euphaea cardinalis

Euphaea cardinalis, Travancore torrent dart, is a species of damselfly in the family Euphaeidae. This species was considered endemic to the Western Ghats Fraser,1934 and it was known to occur only in south of the Palghat Gap. But it was collected ...

Gomphidia kodaguensis

Gomphidia kodaguensis is a species of dragonfly in the family Gomphidae. It is is commonly known as Kodagu Clu.aIt il isis known only from the Western Ghats of India.

Gynacantha dobsoni

Gynacantha dobsoni is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae, known as the lesser duskhawker. It inhabits ponds and swamps and is found in northern Australia. Gynacantha dobsoni is a large dull-coloured dragonfly with a constricted waist ...

Idionyx corona

It is a small dragonfly with emerald-green eyes. Its thorax is metallic green with a golden reflex. There is a vestigial humeral yellow stripe, laterally a narrow oblique yellow stripe traversing the spiracle and another stripe on the lower borde ...

Idionyx galeata

Idionyx galeata is a species of dragonfly in the family Synthemistidae. It is known only from Kodugu, South Canara, Wayanad and Nilgiris in Western Ghats of India.

Idionyx minima

It is a small dragonfly with emerald-green eyes. Its thorax is metallic green, changing on the lower parts of sides to metallic blue. The humeral stripe absent, but there is a narrow oblique citron-yellow stripe on each side and a similar stripe ...

Idionyx rhinoceroides

Idionyx rhinoceroides is a species of dragonfly in the family Synthemistidae. It is known only from a single female collected from type locality in the Western Ghats of India.

Idionyx saffronata

It is a small dragonfly with emerald-green eyes. Its thorax is brilliant metallic green with a narrow medial oblique stripe on each side. The posterior half of the metepimeron is yellow. Beneath the side is striped black and yellow. Abdomen is bl ...

Idionyx travancorensis

It is a small dragonfly with emerald-green eyes. thorax metallic green. There is no humeral stripe. Laterally There is a narrow oblique stripe at the level of the spiracle and another on the hinder border of metepimeron. Beneath the side is black ...

Indolestes davenporti

Indolestes davenporti is a species of damselfly in the family Lestidae. It is known only from Western Ghats, south of Palakkad Gap. Fraser described this damselfly in 1930 as Ceylonolestes davenporti. Later it was considered as a subspecies of In ...

Isostictidae

Isostictidae is a small family of medium-sized to large damselflies restricted to Australia, New Caledonia, and New Guinea. It contains 12 genera and more than 40 species. Members of this family resemble species in the threadtail family.

Lestes dorothea

It is a large damselfly with the male have an abdomen length 36 to 40 mm compared to the similar looking species, Lestes praemorsus having an abdomen length 32-35 mm. Its head is black and matured males have deep sapphire-blue eyes as in L. praem ...

Macrogomphus wynaadicus

It is a medium-sized dragonfly with its thorax black, having two thick yellow ante-humeral stripes. Abdomen is black, marked with citron-yellow paired spots. Segment 2 has a dorsal stripe broken at its centre. Segment 3 has a large base-lateral d ...

Macromia annaimallaiensis

Macromia annaimallaiensis is a species of dragonfly in the family Macromiidae. It is an endemic dragonfly and found only in Western Ghats in South India, south of Palakkad Gap.

Macromia bellicosa

Macromia bellicosa is a species of dragonfly in the family Macromiidae. It is an endemic dragonfly and found only in Western Ghats in South India. It breeds in hill streams.