Journal of Biological Studies https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs Journal of Biological Studies (JBS) (ISSN 2209-2560) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes high-quality articles in all areas related to Biological fields. en-US Journal of Biological Studies 2209-2560 Bird habitats in Gosekhurd region of Godavari basin, across Wainganga river India https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/243 <p>Wainganga River valley of Eastern Vidarbha hosts major part of lush green landscape. Gosekhurd Dam (Indira Sagar) is one of the largest irrigation project of central India (JI00481) located 20.8738154°N 79.6081781°E near Pauni of Bhandara district, Maharashtra on Wainganga river. It is a good habitat for birds and herpetofauna biodiversity. Bird watching and recording were done from January 2014 to December 2017. 241 species belonging to 152 genera, 46 families and 17 orders (Podicipediformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes and Passeriformes) were recorded. The order Passeriformes is the largest order belonging to 16 families and 90 bird species. Out of total bird species, 109 (45.23%) are resident, 95 (39.42%) are resident migrant and 37 (15.35%) are migratory species. Wainganga Valley is of critical importance for Maharashtra to preserve its forests, wildlife, and tribal population dependent on it. Present investigation carried out to prepare an inclusive checklist of bird species and their ecological status in the study area.</p> Patil Kishor G Shende Virendra A Uke S B ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-03-29 2019-03-29 1 4 146 159 A new record of Eurycarcinus orientalis A. Milne-Edwards, 1867 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Pilumnidae) from the north western part of the Persian-Arabian Gulf https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/245 <p>The present note lists the first record of the pilumnid crab Eurycarcinus orientalis from the north western part of the Persian-Arabian Gulf, Iraq, in the muddy area of Fao region. Morphological features and distribution information are given.</p> Murtada D. Naser ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-03-29 2019-03-29 1 4 160 164 Review to the last ecological niche modelling studies on Iranian herpetofauna and their importance for species conservation https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/249 <p>Review to the last ecological niche modelling studies on Iranian herpetofauna and their importance for species conservation.</p> Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-03-29 2019-03-29 1 4 165 167