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Agumbe Rainforest Research Station
Suralihalla, Agumbe, Thirthahalli Taluk
Shimoga District, Karnataka -577411
Contact Number: 08181-233185


1. Barve S. et al. 2013. A preliminary study on translocation of “rescued” King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah). Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, 19 – 25

2. Bhaisare D. and E. Pelling. 2015. Trimeresurus malabaricus (Malabar Pit Viper): Diving behaviour and underwater apnoea duration. The Herpetological Bulletin. 134, 33 – 34

3. Bhatta and Prashanth. Additional Records on the Distribution, Morphology and Morphometry of Gegeneophis nadkarnii (Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae). Biosystematica.

4. Chetan Rao, Gautam Talukdar, B. C. Choudhury, P. Gowri Shankar, Romulus Whitaker and Matt Goode (2013). Habitat use of King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) in a heterogeneous landscape matrix in the tropical forests of the Western Ghats, India. Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 69 – 79.

5. Chetana P. and T. Benjamin. 2011. Checklist of Amphibians: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Frog Leg, No. 16, pp. 2 – 14

6. Dhiraj Bhaisare, Vipul Ramanuj, P. Gowri Shankar, M. Vittala, Matt Goode, Rom Whitaker (2010). Observation on a Wild King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) with Emphasis on Foraging and Diet. Reptiles & Amphibians, Conservation and Natural History Journal. Vol 17. No. 2, 95 – 102

7. Divya Balaji, Rachakonda Sreekara and Siddharth Rao (2014). Drivers of reptile and amphibian assemblages outside the protected areas of Western Ghats, India. Journal for Nature Conservation 22, 337–341

8. Ganesh, S.R., R. Sreekar, S.P. Pal, G. Ramchandra, C. Srinivasulu & B. Srinivasulu (2011). Discovery and first description of male Cnemaspis heteropholis Bauer, 2002 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Agumbe, central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(8): 2023–2027.

9. Gopalakrishna Bhatta, K.P. Dinesh, P. Prashanth & Nirmal, U. Kulkarni. A new species of Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) from Goa, India. Zootaxa

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12. Nikhil Whitaker, P. Gowri Shankar and Romulus Whitaker (2013). Nesting ecology of the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) in India. .Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 101 – 107.

13. P. Gowri Shankar and Nikhil Whitaker. Ecdysis in the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah). Russian Journal of Herpetology Vol. 16, No. 1, 2009, pp. 1 – 5.

14. P. Gowri Shankar and S. R. Ganesh. Sighting record and range extension of Calliophis bibroni Jan, 1858. The Herpetological Bulletin Number 108 – Autumn 2009

15. P. Gowri Shankar and Romulus Whitaker (2013). Cannibalism in wild and captive King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) Cantor, 1836 .  Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 87 – 90

16. P. Gowri Shankar, Aditya Singh, S. R. Ganesh, and Romulus Whitaker (2013). Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 91 – 100 Factors influencing human hostility to King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) in the Western Ghats of India.

17. P. Gowri Shankar, S.R. Ganesh, Romulus Whitaker and P. Prashanth (2013). King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836) encounters in human-modified rainforests of the Western Ghats, India. Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 62 – 68.

18. Rachakonda Sreekar, Katya Saini, Shyam N. Rao, And Chetana B. Purushotham. Predicting lizard gender: sexual dimorphism in calotes rouxii (reptilia: agamidae) from Agumbe, Karnataka, India. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(1):75−80.

19. Romulus W., Matt G. and P. Shankar (2010). Telemetry in snake research, ENVIS Bulletin. Vol. 13, No. 1, 152-160

20. S. R. Ganesh, P. Gowri Shankar & R. Sreekar (2012). First record of Wayanad shieldtail Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863) from the Central Western Ghats, India. Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 53 – 56.

21. S. R. Ganesh, S. R. Chadramouli, R. Sreekar, and P. Gowri Shankar (2013). Reptiles of the central western ghats, india— a reappraisal And revised checklist, with emphasis on the Agumbe plateau. Russian Journal of Herpetology Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 181 – 189

22. S.R. Ganesh and P. Gowri Shankar (2009). Range extension of Kaestlea beddomeii (Boulenger, 1887) (in part) (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae). Herpetological Bulletin –Number 107.

23. S.R. Ganesh, S.R. Chandramouli and P. Gowri Shankar (2012). Record lengths of two endemic caenophidian snakes from the Western Ghats Mountains, India.  Hamadryad Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 44 – 46.

24. Sreekar R, Purushotham CB, Saini K, Rao SN and Pelletier S (2013) Photographic Capture-Recapture Sampling for Assessing Populations of the Indian Gliding Lizard Draco dussumieri. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55935

25. Sreekar, R. (2011). Figs in the diet of Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Indian BIRDS 7 (5): 147.

26. Vivek, R., Agarwal, P. R., and Sreekar, R. (2011). Dusky Striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus as a part of mixed-species bird flocks. Indian BIRDS 7 (2): 51.

27. Workshop on captive management and husbandry of King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah, Cantor, 1836) 2001. A report published in Reptile Rap.