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fauna of british india poster 1914The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma

Part 1 of 3
 
 

Series of Scientific Books
Edited by

William Thomas Blanford,
Sir Arthur Everett Shipley,
John Stephenson

Published by Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London, England.

1881-1953

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The Fauna of British India (short title) with long titles including The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma, and The Fauna of British India Including the Remainder of the Oriental Region is a series of scientific books that was published by the British government in India and printed by Taylor and Francis of London. The series was started sometime in 1881 after a letter had been sent to the Secretary of State for India signed by Charles Darwin, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and other "eminent men of science" forwarded by P. L. Sclater to R. H. Hobart.

W. T. Blanford (7 October 1832 – 23 June 1905) was appointed editor and began work on the volume on mammals. After Blanford's death, Arthur Everett Shipley (10 March 1861 – 22 September 1927) became the editor. The first series was followed by a second edition of some of the volumes such a

s the mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies. In 1922-23, Nelson Annandale sought to move the process of preparation of the books and its publication to India. The second edition is sometimes called the "new fauna". There were changes incorporated in this that included for instance the usage of trinomials for the birds. Following Shipley's death in 1927, Lieutenant Colonel John Stephenson, (6 February 1871 - 2 February 1933) formerly of the Indian Medical Service was appointed editor in May 1928. After Indian Independence in 1947 a few volumes were published under the new name of Fauna of India but some of the volumes that were under preparation were never published. The 1953 volume on polychaetes by Pierre Fauvel was published by the Indian Press from Allahabad.

 
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Single-celled organisms like the eukaryotes
Protozoa

Bhatia, B. L. (1936). Protozoa Volume 1
Ciliophora

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Bhatia, B. L. (1938). Protozoa Volume 2
Sporozoa

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Corals, jelly fish, sea anemones, sea pens, hydra and their allies
Coelenterata

Annandale, T. N. (1911). Freshwater sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa

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Burton M (?) Porifera (Not published)

Flatworms, roundworms, earthworms, tapeworms, leeches, “bristleworms” and their allies
Nematoda, Cestoda, Oligochaeta, Annelida etc.

Stephenson, J. (1923). Oligochaeta

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Harding, W. A. & Moore, J. P. (1927). Hirudinea

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Southwell, T. (1930). Cestoda Volume 1.
Cestodaria, Bucestoda (excl. Taenioidia)

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Southwell, T. (1930). Cestoda Volume 2.
Taenioidia

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Baylis, H. A. (1936). Nematoda Volume 1.
Ascaroidea and Strongyloidea

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Baylis, H. A. (1939). Nematoda Volume 2.
Filarioidea, Dioctophymoidea and Trichinelloidea

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Fauvel, P. (1953) Polychaeta

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Bhalerao, D. G. (?) Trematoda (this was announced but never published)

Crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimps, prawns, krill, woodlice, barnacles and their allies
Crustacea

Although these volumes were sanctioned, they were never published.

Nilsson-Cantell, C. A. (?) Cirripedia

Chopra, B. N. (?) Brachyura (Oxyrhyncha)

Seymour Sewell. R. B. (?) Copepoda (Calanoids)

Sea stars, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sand dollars, brittle stars and their allies
Echinodermata

Mortensen, T. (?) Echinoidea

This was never produced due to the death of the author. See preface by R B Seymour Sewell in the 1953 Polychaeta volume.

Snails, octopuses, squid, clams, scallops, oysters, and chitons and their allies
Mollusca

Blanford W. T.& Godwin-Austen H. H. (1908). Mollusca. Volume 1.
Testacellidae and Zonitidae

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Gude G. K. (1914). Mollusca. Volume 2.
Trochomorphidae-Janellidae

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Gude G. K. (1921). Mollusca. Volume 3.
Land operculates (Cyclophoridae, Truncatellidae, Assimineidae, Helicinidae)

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Preston, H. B. (1915). Mollusca. Volume 4.
Freshwater Gastropoda & Pelecypoda.

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Prashad, Baini (?) Mollusca. Volume 5.
Pelecypoda (not published)

Spiders, ticks, mites and their allies
Arachnida

Pocock, R. I. (1900). Arachnida

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Sharif, M. (?) Ticks.

Cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, bed bugs, shield bugs and their allies
Hemiptera

Distant, W. L. (1902). Rhynchota Volume 1.
Heteroptera

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Distant, W. L. (1904). Rhynchota Volume 2.
Heteroptera

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Distant, W. L. (1906). Rhynchota Volume 3.
Heteroptera - Homoptera

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Distant, W. L. (1908). Rhynchota Volume 4.
Homoptera and Appendix (Pt.)

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Distant, W. L. (1911). Rhynchota Volume 5.
Heteroptera: Appendix

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Distant, W. L. (1916). Rhynchota Volume 6.
Homoptera: Appendix

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Distant, W. L. (1918). Rhynchota Volume 7.
Homoptera: Appendix; Heteroptera: Addenda

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Earwigs and their allies
Dermaptera

Burr, M. (1910). Dermaptera (Earwigs)

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Flying insects like dragonflies, damselflies and their allies
Odonata

Fraser, F. C. (1933). Odonata Volume 1.
Introduction, Coenagriidae

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Fraser, F. C. (1934). Odonata Volume 2.
Agriidae, Gomphidae

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Fraser, F. C. (1936). Odonata Volume 3.
Cordulegasteridae, Aeshnidae, Libellulidae.

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Grasshoppers, locusts and crickets, katydids, wetas and their allies
Orthoptera

Kirby, W. F. (1914). Acridiidae

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Second edition

Uvarov, B. P. (?) Acridiidae

Chopard, L. (1969). Orthoptera. Volume 2.
Grylloidea.

The Fauna of India and the Adjacent Countries series. Volume 1 not available here

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Henry, G. M. (?) Tettigoniidae

Cockroaches, roaches, termites and their allies
Blattaria

Shelford, R. Blattidae (sanctioned but not published)

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