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By B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha, Asad R. Rahmani

This is the 1st ever huge and clinical documentation of the faunal wealth of the Indian wilderness nation of Rajasthan. This quantity, the 1st of 2, presents heritage on Rajasthan and covers species variety and distribution of fauna. A scholarly contribution to the sector of data, it offers novel and very important details at the vertebrate faunal background of India’s biggest nation.

Broadly falling less than the Indo-Malaya Ecozone, the 3 significant biomes of Rajasthan contain deserts and xeric shrublands, tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests, and tropical and subtropical wet broadleaf forests. The corresponding ecoregions to the above biomes are, respectively, the Thar barren region and northwestern thorn scrub forests, the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests, and the higher Gangtic Plains wet deciduous forests. opposite to well known trust, the well known Thar or nice Indian wasteland occupies just a a part of the kingdom. Rajasthan is diagonally divided via the Aravalli mountain levels into arid and semi-arid areas. The latter have a mind-blowing number of hugely varied and designated but fragile ecosystems comprising lush eco-friendly fields, marshes, grasslands, rocky patches and hilly terrains, dense forests, the southern plateau, clean water wetlands, and salt lakes.

Apart from the floral richness, there's faunal abundance from fishes to mammals. during this quantity, many of the flagship and threatened species are defined within the 24 chapters penned through top quality natural world specialists and lecturers. the realm well-known heronry, tiger reserves, flora and fauna sanctuaries and a few threat-ridden biodiversity wealthy components shall definitely draw the eye of readers from round the world.

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College, Kaladera (Jaipur), Rajasthan, India G. S. N. P. Sinha Gangetic Plains Research Station, Zoological Survey of India, Patna, Bihar, India Bhargavi Srinivasulu Wildlife Biology Section, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India C. K. S. K. K. Sharma Abstract This introductory chapter briefly displays an overall picture of the vivacious state of Rajasthan. Economy of the state is mainly based on natural resources while agriculture, mining, industry, and tourism are the major pillars of revenue.

Since the last decade, several gold deposits have also been discovered in the southern part of the province in Banswara district. There are about 42 major and 28 minor minerals present in Rajasthan. This sector provides employment to about two million mine workers throughout the state. The huge sandy expanse of Rajasthan abounds in phosphate fluoride, phosphorite, rock-phosphate, clay, granite, dolomite, calcite, emerald, and garnet. Rajasthan is the sole producer of garnet (gem variety), jasper, and wollastonite.

L. G. College, Kaladera (Jaipur), Rajasthan, India G. S. N. P. Sinha Gangetic Plains Research Station, Zoological Survey of India, Patna, Bihar, India Bhargavi Srinivasulu Wildlife Biology Section, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India C. K. S. K. K. Sharma Abstract This introductory chapter briefly displays an overall picture of the vivacious state of Rajasthan. Economy of the state is mainly based on natural resources while agriculture, mining, industry, and tourism are the major pillars of revenue.

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