Faunal diversity of Ameenpur Lake, Telangana state, India: A biodiversity heritage site
G Sailu, B Laxmi Narayana, Deepak Ramaiyan, B Naresh, V Vasudeva Rao, Harikrishna Adepu, Rajeev Khandelwal, Pariksheet Devulapalli and Phani Krishna
The present study was carried out during the period from February 2015 to September 2016 at Ameenpur Lake, Medak district, Telangana state, India. During the study period, a total of 8 mammalian species, 166 avian species, 45 herpetofauna species (12 amphibian and 34 reptiles), 9 fish species and 143 invertebrates species (26 aquatic beetles, 41 butterflies, 18 odonates, 25 Arachnids and 33 other invertebrates) were documented. The baseline data generated during the period provides an idea about various species present in the area and calls for conservation of their natural habitat for future endeavors. Since, Ameenpur Lake newly declared biodiversity heritage site in Telangana state under biological diversity act, 2002.