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Fauna of British India

The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma was a series of publications made by the British government in India and was published by Taylor and Francis of London. It was started somewhere in 1881 after a letter was sent to the Secretary of State for India signed by Charles Darwin, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and other eminent men of science. For this W. T. Blanford was appointed as editor and was also made in charge of the volume on mammals.

In his volume on the Mammals, Blanford notes:

The need for new and revised descriptive works had, for some years before 1881, been felt and discussed amongst naturalists in India, but the attention of the Government was, I believe, first called to the matter by a memorial dated Sept. 15th of that year, prepared by Mr. P. L. Sclater, the well-known Secretary of the Zoological Society, signed by Mr. Charles Darwin, Sir J. Hooker, Professor Huxley, Sir J. Lubbock, Prof. W. H. Flower, and by Mr. Sclater himself, and presented to the Secretary of State for India. This memorial recommended the preparation of a series of Handbooks of Indian Zoology and my appointment as Editor. It is scarcely necessary to add that to the recommendation of men so highly respected and so well known in the world of Science the publication of the present Fauna of British India is greatly due, and that Mr. Sclater is entitled to the thanks of all interested in the Zoology of India for the important part he took in the transaction. I can only express a hope that the present series as a whole may be worthy of the distinguished support to which, in so great a degree, it owes its origin.

The following is a list of volumes produced in the series.

Protozoa

  • Bhatia, B. (1936) Vol. I Protozoa:Ciliophora
  • Bhatia, B. (1938) Vol. II Protozoa: Sporozoa

Porifera

  • Annandale, Nelson (1911) Freshwater sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa [251 p - 48 figs - 5 pl ]

Nematoda, Cestoda, Oligochaeta, Annelida etc.

  • Baylis, H. (1936) Nematoda. 1. Ascaroidea and Strongyloidea [408 p - 182 figs ]
  • Baylis, H. (1939) Nematoda. 2. Filarioidea, Dioctophymoidea and Trichinelloidea [274 p - 150 figs ]
  • Harding & Moore (1927) Hirudinea xxxviii + 302 p - 63 figs - 8 pl (4 col.) - 1 map
  • Southwell, T. (1930) Cestoda
  • Stephenson, J. (1923) Oligochaeta xxiv + 518 p - 261 figs

Mollusca

  • Gude, G.K. (?) Mollusca. 1.
  • Gude, G.K. (1914) Mollusca. 2. xii + 520 p - 164 fig
  • Gude, G.K. (1921) Mollusca. 3. Land operculates 386 p
  • Preston, H. (1915) Mollusca. Freshwater Gastropoda & Pelecypoda 244 p - 29 figs

Arachnida

Hemiptera

  • Distant,W.L. (1902) Rhynchota 1. Heteroptera. Pentat., Coreidae, Beryt.
  • Distant,W.L. (1903) Rhynchota 2. Heteroptera. Family 4 to 16. (Lygaeidae - Capsidae).
  • Distant,W.L. (1906) Rhynchota 3. Heteroptera / Homoptera. Het.-family 17 to 24. (Anthoceridae - Coricidae) / Cicadidae, Fulgoridae.
  • Distant,W.L. (1902) Rhynchota 4. Homoptera: Membracidae, Cercopidae, Jassidae. Heteroptera: Appendix to Vol. 1.
  • Distant,W.L. (1902) Rhynchota 5. Heteroptera. Appendix to vols. 2 - 4.
  • Distant,W.L. (1902) Rhynchota 6. Homoptera. Appendix to vols. 3 and 4.
  • Distant,W.L. (1902) Rhynchota 7. Homoptera, appendix to Jassidae. Heteroptera, addenda.
  • Distant,W.L. (1910) Heteroptera. 5. Appendix to vols 2-4 [xii + 362 p - 214 figs]
  • Distant,W.L. (1918) Rhynchota. 7. Homoptera : Appendix. Heteroptera : Addenda [viii + 210 p - 90 figs]

Dermaptera

Odonata

  • Fraser, F.C. (1933) Odonata. 1. Introduction, Coenagriidae 423 p
  • Fraser, F.C. (1934) Odonata. 2. Agriidae, Gomphidae 398 p - 120 figs - 4 col. pl.

Beetles

  • Andrewes, H. (1929) Carabidae 1. Carabinae [431 p - 62 figs - 9 pl (1 col) ]
  • Andrewes, H. (1935) Carabidae 2. Harpalinae [323 p - 51 figs - 5 pl ]
  • Arrow, G. (1925) Clavicornia : Erotylidae, Languriidae & Endomychidae [xv + 416 p - 76 figs - 1 col. pl. - 1 map]
  • Arrow, G. (1910) Lamellicornia 1. Cetoniinae and Dynastinae [xiv + 322 p - 76 figs - 2 col. pl. ]
  • Arrow, G. (1917) Lamellicornia 2. Rutelinae, Desmonycinae, Euchirinae [xiii + 387 p - 77 figs - 5 pl (1 col.)]
  • Arrow, G. (1931) Lamellicornia 3. Coprinae [428 p - 61 figs - 13 pl (1 col.) - 1 map ]
  • Gahan, C. (1906) Coleoptera. Cerambycidae 329 p -107 figs
  • Cameron, M. (1930) Staphylinidae. 1. [471 p - 134 figs - 1 map - 3 col. plates]
  • Cameron, M. (1934) Staphylinidae. 2. 257 p - 2 col. pl.
  • Cameron, M. (1932) Staphylinidae. 3. 443 p - 4 col. pl.
  • Cameron, M. (1939) Staphylinidae. 4.
  • Jacoby & al. (1908-1936) Chrysomelidae Volumes 1-4. 2062 p - 585 figs - 3 col. plates
  • Jacoby, M. (1908) Chrysomelidae 1. Eudopes, Camptosmes, Cyclica 534 p - 172 figs - 2 pl
  • Marshall, G. (1916) Rhynchophora, Curculionidae 367 p - 108 figs
  • Maulik, S. (1926) Chrysoleminae and Halticinae 442 p - 139 figs - 1 map
  • Maulik, S.(1936) Chrysomelidae Galerucinae 648 p - 144 fig - 1 map - 1 pl - hbk
  • Maulik, S.(1919) Chrysomelidae Hispinae and Cassidinae xi + 439 p - 130 figs
  • Fowler, W. (1912) Coleoptera. General introduction and Cicindelidae to Paussidae xx + 529 p - 240 figs

Diptera

Hymenoptera

  • Bingham, C.T. (1897) Hymenoptera. Vol. 1.Wasps and bees. xxix + 579 pp.
  • Bingham, C. T. (1903) Hymenoptera, Vol. 2. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. 506 pp.
  • Morley, C. (1913) Hymenoptera Vol. 3. Ichneumones Deltoidei - reprint - 531 p - 152 fig - 1 pl

Lepidoptera

  • Bingham, C. T. (1905) Butterflies Vol. 1.
  • Bingham, C. T. (1907) Butterflies Vol. 2.
  • Talbot, G. (1939) Butterflies. Vol. 1. Papilionidae, Pieridae xxix + 600 p - 184 figs - 1 folding map - 3 col. pl.
  • Talbot, G. (1947) Butterflies. Vol. 2. Danaidae to Acraeidae xv + 506 p - 104 figs - 2 col. pl.
  • Hampson & al (1892-1937) Moths. Vols. 1-5 cxix + 2813 p - 1295 figs - 1 table - 15 pl (12 in col.)
    • Hampson, G. (1892) Moths. 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig
    • Hampson, G. (1894) Moths. 2. Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs
    • Hampson, G. (1895) Moths. 3. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae - 1895 - 546 p - 226 figs
    • Hampson, G. (1896) Moths. 4. 594 p - 287 figs
    • Hampson, G. Moths. 5.
  • Bell & Scott (1937) Moths. Vol. 5. Sphingidae. [537 p - 1 folding map - 15 pl]

Reptilia and Amphibia

  • Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Reptilia and Batrachia
    • Günther, A.C.L.G. (1864) Reptiles of British India. (Not part of this series, but included here for completeness)
  • Smith, M.A. (1931-1943) Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 Volumes
    • Smith, M. A. (1931) Reptilia and amphibia 1: Loricata and testudines pp.101-103 Taylor and Francis, London

Fishes

  • Day, Francis (1889)Fishes Vol I
  • Day, Francis (1889)Fishes Vol II

Birds

  • Blanford, W. T. (?) Birds. 1.
  • Blanford, W. T. (?) Birds. 2.
  • Blanford, W. T. (1895) Birds. 3. [450 p - 102 figs]
  • Blanford, W. T. (1898) Birds. 4. [500 p - 127 figs]
  • Oates, E. (1890) Birds. 2. 407 p - 107 figs
  • Baker, Stuart (1922) Birds. 1.
  • Baker, Stuart (1924) Birds. 2. [2nd ed. 561p - 86 figs]
  • Baker, Stuart (?) Birds. 3.
  • Baker, Stuart (1927) Birds. 4. [2nd ed. 471 p - 71 fig]
  • Baker, Stuart (1928) Birds. 5. [2nd ed. 469 p - 49 figs]
  • Baker, Stuart (?) Birds. 6.
  • Baker, Stuart (1930) Birds. 7. [2nd ed. 484 p]

Mammals

  • Pocock, R.I. (1939) Mammalia, I. Primates and Carnivora, 2d edn. Taylor and Francis, London.
  • Pocock, R.I. (1941) Mammalia, II. Taylor and Francis, London.

Notes

External links

The following are links to online versions of the Fauna of British India

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