Fauna of British India

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The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma[1] foi uma série de publicações encomendadas pelo governo britânico na Índia e feitas por Taylor and Francis em Londres.[2] [3]

No volume sobre mamíferos, Blanford escreveu:

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.


  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
  3. Kinnear, N.B. (1952) The history of Indian mammalogy and ornithology. Part II. Birds. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 51(1): 104-110
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