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|Citron Barb (Pethia lutea), a new barb species discovered from Western Ghat Rivers of Maharashtra|
(Image Courtesy: Ralf Britz/JOTT)
|Travancore tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica)|
(Photo Credit: Arun Kanagavel)
|Natural History of Indian Mammalia - Cover|
“Although he is such an imposing animal, the blue bull is but poor shooting, unless when fairly run down in the open. With a sharp spurt he is easily blown, but if not pressed will gallop forever. In some parts of India nilgai are speared in this way. I myself preferred shooting them either from a light double-barreled carbine or large bore pistol when alongside; the jobbing at such a large cow-like animal with a spear was always repugnant to my feelings. They are very tenacious of life. ”
Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri)|
(Image Credits: Gregory Moine/ WikiMedia Commons under CC by 2.0)
|Blue Nawab (Polyura schreiber wardii)|
(Photo Courtesy: Aditya Joshi/Wiki Media Commons under CC BY-SA 2.0)
|The Cornelian (Deudorix epijarbas) |
(Photo Courtesy: Ajit U / Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 2.0)