Inventory of prong-gilled mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) of India with records of endemic taxa

C. Selvakumar, Kailash Chandra, K. G. Sivaramakrishnan
2018 Journal of Threatened Taxa  
The present study investigated leptophlebiid mayfly in 48 sampling sites from 11 states and one union territory of India including earlier report. It deals with diagnostic characters, diversity, distribution and status of 26 species belonging to 12 genera under two subfamilies of Leptophlebiidae from India. Twenty-three of them are endemic to India inclusive of 15 species and six genera are endemic to the Western Ghats and four species are endemic to the Himalaya. Due to this high percentage of
more » ... endemism, conservation of habitats and microhabitats harbouring this ancient gondwanan lineage gains priority.
doi:10.11609/jott.3873.10.10.12389-12406 fatcat:n3jymdof7jgffegcqxc5muxcra