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Bibliography of the reptiles of
Karnataka  [India]

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.


Abdulali, H. 1955. Extension of range of the lizard Cnemaspis kandiana (Kelaart). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 53(1): 134.

Aengals, R. 2012. Studies on the family Gekkonidae (Reptilia) from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 112(1): 103-112.

Aengals, R.; Pradhan, M.S. 2013. Reptilia. pp. #. In: The Director of the Zoological Survey of India (ed.). Fauna of Karnataka. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 595 pp.

Balaji, D.; Sreekar, R.; Rao, S. 2014. Drivers of reptile and amphibian assemblages outside the protected areas of Western Ghats, India. Journal for Nature Conservation 22(4): 337-341.

Chittaragi, J.B.; Hosetti, B.B. 2015. Spatio-temporal dynamics of snakes in a human-altered landscape in Semi-Malnad (Mid-Western Ghats) region of Shimoga, Karnataka. Zoos' Print 30(3): 14-18.

Daniels, R.J.R. 2000. Reptiles and amphibians of Karnataka. Cobra (Chennai) 42: 1-11.

Frazier, J. 1989. Survey of the marine turtle hatcheries of Karnataka. Hamadryad 14(2): 8-18.

Ganesh, S.R.; Chandramouli, S.R.; Garfred, S.L.E. 2006. Herpetofaunal survey at Agumbe, Karnataka. Cobra (Chennai) 64: 7-10.

Gharpurey, K.G. 1930. Note on snakes collected at Belgaum. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 34: 585-586.

Gharpurey, K.G. 1935. Snakes in Belgaum. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 37: 942-944.

Hiragond, N.C. 2013. Herpetofauna of Belgaum City, North Karnataka, India. Cobra (Chennai) 7(2): 1-5.

Karanth, K.U. 1982. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and its endangered ecosystem. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 79(1): 79-86.

Karanth, K.U. 1987. Status of wildlife and habitat conservation in Karnataka. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83(Suppl.) (Centenary issue) ["1986"]: 166-179.

Karthikeyan, S.; Prasad, J.N. 1995. Herpetofauna of Bangalore - a preliminary checklist. Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 22(1): 23-24.

Khaire, N. 2006. A guide to the snakes of Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka. Indian Herpetological Society, Pune, Maharashtra. 130 pp.

Lewis, T.R.; Piggott, S.; Griffin, R.; Greig-Smith, P.; Martin, G.; Barretto, G.; Bajibab, K.; Thorpe-Dixon, J.; Prodromou, P.; Fordham, M.; Willis, D.; Turner, J.; Radovanovic, A.; Holloway, D. 2010. Herpetological observations from field expeditions to North Karnataka and Southwest Maharashtra, India. Herpetological Bulletin 112: 17-37.

Malhotra, Y.R.; Sahi, D. 1982. Herpetofauna of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka (India). Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 9(1): 17.

McCann, P. 2007. Marine Turtle conservation efforts in Udupi District, Karnataka. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 5: 10-13.

Murthy, T.S.N. 2001. Reptilia. pp. 239-243. In: Director, Zoological Survey of India (ed.). Fauna of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 332 pp.

Murthy, T.S.N.; Thirumalai, G. 2006. Reptilia. pp. 233-238. In: Director, Zoological Survey of India (ed.). Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (Karnataka). [Conservation Area Series no. 27]. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 263 pp.

Pandit, R. 2008. Sea Turtle conservation in Uttara Kannada, India. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 7: 27.

Pasar, V. 2017. Snakes The Beautiful People: A Field Guide to Hyderabad Karnataka Region. Partridge Publishing India. 70 pp.

Radhakrishnan, C.; Palot, M.J. 2007. Reptilia. pp. 157-160. In: Anonymous. Fauna of Kudremukh National Park (Karnataka). (Conservation Area Series 32). Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 205 pp.

Sathish 2008. Snakes of Coorg: A Field Guide to the Snakes of Kodagu. (In English / Kannada). Coorg Wildlife Society, Madikeri, Karnataka. 143 pp.

Sharath, B.K. 2006. Sea Turtles along the Karnataka coast. pp. 141-146. In: Shanker, K.; Choudhury, B.C. (eds.). Marine turtles of the Indian subcontinent. Universities Press, Hyderabad. 415 pp.

Vidal, G.W. 1890. A List of the venomous snakes of North Kanara; with remarks as to the imperfections of existing records of the distribution of snakes, and facts and statistics showing the influence of Echis carinata on the death-rate of the Bombay Presidency. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 5: 64-71.