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This book is an up-to-date comprehensive resource on the names (scientific, English and vernacular) of the mammals of South Asia. This work is first of its kind that deals with explanation of names of mammals at the species and subspecies level.
Dr. C. Srinivasulu, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Osmania University, heads the Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab and is the curator of the Natural History Museum of Department of Zoology, Osmania University. He is a naturalist and a trained tetrapod biologist and taxonomist. He graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad and conducted behavioral studies on captive and semi-captive cervids and their management and conservation perspectives for his doctoral research which he funded through his CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellowships (JRF and SRF). During his many surveys throughout his doctoral programme he kept observations on bats and found only a handful bat biologist and that was when he decided to study bats and their taxonomy, which he did by procuring a CSIR Research Associate for studying the Fruit Bat ecology and taxonomy. After completion of his RA-ship he was appointed Scientist C in the Biodiversity Parks project at the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), Delhi University, and during his tenure here he worked on the bats of Delhi, Bangladesh and Rajasthan and contributed to a chapter on the Chiropteran fauna of Rajasthan in `Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan', a book published by Springer, USA (in 2013). He became an Assistant Professor in Zoology at the Department of Zoology, Osmania University in the year 2007, Director, Gardens and Green Belt in 2010 and presently he holds the position of the Coordinator IQAC and Nodal Officer, Statistical Cell, Osmania University.