Savandurga State Forest (monsoon)
Basic information
Sample name: Savandurga State Forest (monsoon)

Reference: H. C. Chetana and T. Ganesh. 2007. Survey and activity patterns of nocturnal mammals in a fragmented dry deciduous forest of Karnataka. Zoos' Print Journal 22(4):2644-2647 [ER 1697]
Country: India
State: Karnataka

Coordinate: 12° 55' 8" N, 77° 18' 11" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "approximately 60 km from Bengaluru... near Magadi town"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 25.0
MAP: 800.0
Habitat comments: "The forest covers an area of about 27 km2. The natural vegetation of the forest is dry and moist deciduous type with scrub, grass and rocks covering a large extent of the south eastern and northern portions... There are a considerable number of pilgrims visiting a temple in the forest, almost on a daily basis"
climate data are for Magadi and are from Rao et al. (2011, Food Chemistry)
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates
Site area: 2700.000
Sampling methods: no design, baited, automatic cameras
Sample size: 15
Years: 2004
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 2
Net or trap nights: 21
Camera type: analog
Cameras paired: no
Sampling comments: "We used two remote camera traps with built-in infrared sensor... We also used banana and dry fish as baits... The cameras were in operation from 1800 to 0600hr... The sampling was done for a total of 21 traps nights in August-September 2004 during the monsoons"
a map (Fig. 1) suggests that most of the reserve was sampled
Sample: 1887
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-06 20:56:29
Modified: 2016-12-14 13:24:02
Abundance distribution
5 species
2 singletons
total count 15
standardised richness: 5.7
Fisher's α: 2.626
geometric series k: 0.5946
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6238
Shannon's H: 1.2869
Good's u: 0.8756
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus32.7 kg frugivore-insectivore
Sus scrofa254 kg herbivore
Tatera indica8284 g
Melursus ursinus167 kg insectivore-frugivore
Panthera pardus132 kg carnivore