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Dhruv A. Prajapati

Dhruv A. Prajapati
Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation (GFRF)

PhD (pursuing)

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July 2016 - June 2017
Sacred Heart College, Cochin
Position
  • Senior Researcher
July 2014 - July 2016
Sacred Heart College, Cochin
Position
  • Fellow

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Publications (25)
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A new species Palpimanus narsin- hmehtai sp.n. (#$) is described from Gujarat, India. In structure of the copulatory organs, the new species resembles P. schmitzi Kulczyński, 1909 and P. sogdianus Charitonov, 1946 (in male and female characters, respectively). It nevertheless differs from both these species by a distinct shape of the accessory scle...
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New distributional records of Maripanthus gloria Caleb, 2021 and Maripanthus jubatus Maddison, 2020 from southern India are reported. Diagnosis and images of both the species are provided and the updated distributional records are also mapped.
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A new species of jumping spider from the genus Afraflacilla Berland & Millot, 1941 is described from India. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis and illustrations of the reproductive organs are provided. Distribution of the new species is also mapped.
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The names Plexippus tectonicus Prószyński, 2003 and Plexippus similis Wesołowska & van Harten, 1994 are considered as junior synonyms of Plexippus clemens (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872). The male of Plexippus clemens (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) is redescribed in detail, with a new distribution record from India. A detailed morphological description,...
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The types of Marpissa tigrina Tikader, 1965 and M. kalapani Tikader, 1977 that are kept in the National Zoological collection, Zoological Survey of India (Kolkata) are re-examined and illustrated. A new combination, Epocilla aura (Dyal, 1935) comb.n. (ex. Thiania), is proposed and three new synonyms are established: Epocilla pakhtunkhwa Ali et Madd...
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Two new species of the jumping spiders, Phintella cholkei sp.n. and Icius tukarami sp.n., from Maharashtra state, India are described. Their detailed morphological descriptions, diagnoses and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. Yet, observations on maternal care and habitat of P. cholkei sp.n. are provided as well.
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Zimiris doriae Simon, 1882 is rediscovered from new localities in India. Detailed illustrations of the general morphology and copulatory organs are provided. The distribution records of all Zimiris species from India are mapped.
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A new species of jumping spider from the genus Uroballus Simon, 1902 is described from South India. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis, illustrations of the reproductive organs, and a distribution map are provided.
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Phintelloides undulatus (Caleb & Karthikeyani, 2015) is redescribed, along with the description of its female for the first time. Detailed morphological description, diagnosis, and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. New distribu-tional records of the species are also mapped.
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A new species Colaxes sazailus sp.n. is described from South India. A detailed description, diagnostic features and illustrations of both sexes are given. The collecting localities of all the Colaxes species from South Asia are updated and mapped.
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This paper includes additional detailed characters and new distribution records of the male of Icius alboterminus (Caleb, 2014) from India. A detailed morphological description based on scanning electron microscopic (SEM) images and illustrations of the reproductive organ are provided.
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A new species of jumping spiders from the genus Phlegra Simon, 1876 is described from India. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. Distribution of the new species is mapped.
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Rudakius ludhianaensis (Tikader,1974) is redescribed based on the type series and new materials from India and Pakistan. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. The updated distribution range of the species is mapped. R. ludhianaensis is shown to be a senior synonym of two species nam...
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The genus Indomarengo Benjamin, 2004 is reported from India for the first time. Two new species of the genera Indomarengo and Marengo Peckham et Peckham, 1892 are described. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnoses and illustrations for both species and SEM images for the new Indomarengo species are provided. Several new morphological charact...
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A new species of the jumping spiders — Icius vikrambatrai sp.n. (#$) — is described from South India. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. Distribution of all the Indian Icius species is mapped.
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The present paper reports the first description of the type species of the theridid genus Meotipa, Meotipa picturata Simon, 1895 and redescribe the female of the same species with one new species Meotipa multuma sp.nov. from India. The two species are described in detail and we provide digital images and illustrations. Chrysso makiling, Barrion-Dup...
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Two new species, Langelurillus lacteus sp. nov. and L. onyx sp. nov., are described from India. Detailed illustrations and record map are given.
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Marpissa arambagensis Biswas et Biswas, 1992 is transferred to the genus Stenaelurillus Simon, 1886: S. arambagensis (Biswas et Biswas, 1992) comb.n. The species is redescribed and illustrated, its refined distribution is mapped. Stenaelurillus digitus Prajapati, Murthappa, Sankaran et Sebastian, 2016 is synonymized with S. arambagensis.
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Stenaelurillus digitus sp. nov. and Stenaelurillus gabrieli sp. nov. are described from India. New distributional records for Stenaelurillus albus Sebastian et al., 2015 and Stenaelurillus lesserti Reimoser, 1934 and maps for these species are given.
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We report a checklist of spiders based on a survey made from August 2013 to July 2014 in Gujarat University Campus, an urban area located in the middle of Ahmadabad City, Gujarat State. A total of 77 species of spiders belonging to 53 genera and 20 families of spiders were recorded from the study area represented by 31.74% of the total 63 families...
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The hitherto Afrotropical corinnid spider genus Cambalida Simon, 1909 is recorded from Asia for the first time. Detailed morphological descriptions and genitalic illustrations of two new species, C. deorsa sp. n. and C. tuma sp. n. from India, are provided. One new combination is proposed: Cambalida flavipes (Gravely, 1931) comb. nov. The occurrenc...
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Two new species, Tropizodium kalami sp. n. and Tropizodium viridurbium sp. n. from the genus Tropizodium are described from India. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnostic features and illustrations of copulatory organs are given. Distribution of both the new species is mapped.

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The aim of this project is to create a baseline data of araneofauna from important wetlands of Gujarat, India.