Welcome to the Mammals of India website!


This is an online peer-reviewed resource designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian mammals, encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. It is a model of 'citizen science', where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian butterflies.

With close to 3000 reference images, this the largest library of curated images of mammals of the Indian Region. The data from these images helps map the detailed distribution and seasonal occurrence of Indian mammals. These images also capture morphological variation of some Indian mammals like never before, along with information on their habits, habitat, conservation status, etc., making it a critical resource on the biology of mammals for amateur mammal enthusiasts and professional biologists alike.

Don't miss our sister websites under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, listed below!

Website by the numbers

  • 438

    No. of Species Pages

  • 1903

    No. of Observations

  • 2906

    No. of Images

  • 3599

    No. of Contributors

  • 1

    No. of Checklists

  • 1

    No. of 30-min Counts

  • 5

    No. of Local Projects

  • 0

    No. of Larval Host Plants

  • 0

    No. of Nectar Plants

  • 2

    No. of Identification Keys

  • 126917

    No. of website visits

  • 9

    No. of unique visitors

  • Observation Density Map (Latest 5,000 observations)

    Highlighted Contributions

    Contributor Of The Month

    No. of Observations: 0 Post(s)
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    Date: 2024-06

    Contributor of the Year

    No. of Observation: 25 Post
    Contributor Name: Tushar Bhagwat
    Year: 2023

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