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Ecological and Biogeographical Features of Khed Tahasil, Pune District, MS, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, Rajgurunagar, University of Pune, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 33-37, (2014)


Western Ghats with unique habitat from origin of Gondwana land. Now days these Western Ghats are biodiversity hotspot and world heritage .The Khed Tahsil is also one of part of Northern Western Ghats, in this region the Bhimashankar wild life sanctuary, famous for Ratufa indica elphistoii, sub species of the Indian Giant squirrel which is endemic in status. Khed Tahsil is located in the Northern part of Pune District, at altitude 626.015 MSL in Western Ghats. The landscape of Khed Tahsil is distributed triangularly in Western Maharashtra at foot hills of the Sahyadri Mountains and divide into three part Ghatmatha, Mawal and Desh. Present study carried out for biogeographic and ecological features of study area.


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