The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma

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ലണ്ടനിലെ Taylor and Francis അച്ചടിച്ച് ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് സർക്കാർ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച ഒരു കൂട്ടം ശാസ്ത്രീയഗ്രന്ഥങ്ങളാണ് The Fauna of British India (ചെറിയ തലക്കെട്ട്) - (വലിയ തലക്കെട്ടുകളിൽ The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma,[1] എന്നും The Fauna of British India Including the Remainder of the Oriental Region എന്നും അറിയപ്പെടുന്നു). ചാൾസ് ഡാർവിനും സർ ജോസഫ് ഡാൾട്ടൻ ഹൂക്കറും ഉൾപ്പെടെ ശാസ്ത്രരംഗത്തെ പ്രഗൽഭർ ഒപ്പിട്ട് ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ആഭ്യന്തര സെക്രട്ടറിക്ക് 1881 -ൽ കത്തയയ്ക്കുന്നതോടെയാണ് ഈ പരമ്പര തുടങ്ങുന്നത്.[2][3] W. T. Blanford -നെ എഡിറ്ററായി നിശ്ചയിക്കുകയും സസ്തനികളെപ്പറ്റിയുള്ള ലക്കം തുടങ്ങുകയും ചെയ്തു.

In this volume on the mammals, Blanford notes:

The need for new and revised descriptive works had, for some years before 1881, been felt and discussed amongst naturalists in India, but the attention of the Government was, I believe, first called to the matter by a memorial dated Sept. 15th of that year, prepared by Mr. P. L. Sclater, the well-known Secretary of the Zoological Society, signed by Mr. Charles Darwin, Sir J. Hooker, Professor Huxley, Sir J. Lubbock, Prof. W. H. Flower, and by Mr. Sclater himself, and presented to the Secretary of State for India. This memorial recommended the preparation of a series of Handbooks of Indian Zoology and my appointment as Editor. It is scarcely necessary to add that to the recommendation of men so highly respected and so well known in the world of Science the publication of the present Fauna of British India is greatly due, and that Mr. Sclater is entitled to the thanks of all interested in the Zoology of India for the important part he took in the transaction. I can only express a hope that the present series as a whole may be worthy of the distinguished support to which, in so great a degree, it owes its origin.

After Blanford's death, Arthur Everett Shipley became the editor. The first series was followed by a second edition of some of the volumes such as the mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies. 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, formerly of the Indian Medical Service was appointed editor in May 1928.[4][5] 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.


List of publications in the series in 1914. Average of £1 for each volume


== നെമറ്റോഡ, സെസ്റ്റോഡ, ഒലിഗോച്ചെറ്റ, അനെലിഡ തുടങ്ങിയവ


Although these volumes were sanctioned, they were never published.[6]

  • Nilsson-Cantell, CA (?) Cirripedia
  • Chopra BN (?) Brachyura (Oxyrhyncha)
  • Seymour Sewell, RB (?) Copepoda (Calanoids)


  • Mortensen, Theodor Echinoidea (This was never produced due to the death of the author. See preface by R B Seymour Sewell in the 1953 Polychaeta volume.)





  • Burr, M. (1910) Dermaptera (Earwigs) [217 p - 10 pl]


  • Fraser, F.C. (1933) Odonata. 1 Introduction, Coenagriidae 423 p
  • Fraser, F.C. (1934) Odonata. 2 Agriidae, Gomphidae 398 p - 120 figs - 4 col. pl.
  • Fraser, F.C. (1936) Odonata. 3 Cordulegasteridae, Aeshnidae, Libellulidae. 46 p.


Second edition


  • Shelford, R. Blattidae (sanctioned but not published)[7]


List of publications from 1936. Prices listed in Rupees
Sanctioned but not published
  • Beeson CFC Scolytidae
  • Beeson CFC Platypodidae
  • Stebbing, E.P. Buprestidae[7]



  • Sharif, M (?) Fleas.



Second edition

Reptilia and Amphibia[തിരുത്തുക]

Second edition


  • Day, Francis (July 11, 1889) Fishes Volume I Chondropterygii, Teleoste (Physostomi; Acanthopterygii: Percidae)
  • Day, Francis (September 21, 1889) Fishes Volume II Teleostei (Acanthopterygii excl. Percidae; Anacanthini; Lophobranchii; Plectognathi), Leptocardii
Second edition
  • Hora, SL (?) (projected to be published in 5 volumes in 1953 but not published)


Second edition
  • Baker, Stuart (1922) Birds. 1 524 p
  • Baker, Stuart (1924) Birds. 2 606 p - 86 figs
  • Baker, Stuart (1926) Birds. 3 534 p
  • Baker, Stuart (1927) Birds. 4 471 p - 71 figs
  • Baker, Stuart (1928) Birds. 5 469 p - 49 figs
  • Baker, Stuart (1929) Birds. 6 548 p
  • Baker, Stuart (1930) Birds. 7 484 p (Synonymical catalogue Passeres-Grallae)
  • Baker, Stuart (1930) Birds. 8. 326 p (Synonymical catalogue Grallae - Pygopodes; Corrigenda and Addenda)


  • Blanford, WT (1888, 1891) Mammalia
    • Part 1 Primates, Carnivora, Insectivora
    • Part 2 Chiroptera, Rodentia, Ungulata, Cetacea, Sirenia, Edentata
Second edition


  1. Talbot, G (1947) Butterflies Volume 2 issued in December 1947 includes a slip noting that the title should now read "...including Pakistan, Ceylon and Burma"
  2. Kinnear, N.B. (1951). "The history of Indian mammalogy and ornithology. Part I. Mammals". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 50: 766–778.
  3. Kinnear, N.B. (1952). "The history of Indian mammalogy and ornithology. Part II. Birds". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 51 (1): 104–110.
  4. Prashad, Baini (1933). "Obituary. Lt.-Col. John Stephenson, IMS, CIE, FRS" (PDF). Current Science. 1: 270–271.
  5. Baker, ECS (1928). Fauna of British India. Birds. Volume 5 (2 ed.). Taylor and Francis, London. p. iii.
  6. Sewell, RB Seymour (1953) Preface to the Fauna of India. Polychaeta
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lefroy, HM (1910) Review. Fauna of British India. Burr, H.M. JBNHS 20:203-204

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