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Kolli Hills
Kolli Hills
Kolli Hills
or Kolli Malai (Tamil: கொல்லி மலை) is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
in Namakkal district of India. The mountains rise to 1300m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km². They are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India. The mountain is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, but the area is also popular with hikers and nature lovers.Contents1 Origin of the name 2 Historical References 3 Infrastructure 4 Farming and Vegetation 5 Religious Significance 6 Tourism 7 Kolli Hills
Kolli Hills
and Surrounding Places 8 Flora & Fauna 9 See also 10 ReferencesOrigin of the name[edit] The Mountain is named Kolli Malai after the name of Goddess Ettukkai Amman temple
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Ponnaiyar River
The South Pennar River is known as Dakshina Pinakini in Kannada and Thenpennai or Ponnaiyar in Tamil. The river originates in the Nandi Hills in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka
Karnataka
and flows through Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. It has a catchment area of 1,424 square miles (3,690 km2) located in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
and Andhra Pradesh states. Small dams of Kelavarapalli and Krishnagiri
Krishnagiri
dams are built across this river near Hosur
Hosur
and Krishnagiri.[1]The largest dam on this river , Sathanur Dam with 7.3 Tmcft Gross Capacity is built near Tiruvannamalai. Moongilthuraipattu
Moongilthuraipattu
Sugar Factory is also situated on the bank of river. The river is dry for the most part of the year
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Kalappanaickenpatti
Kalappanaickenpatti
Kalappanaickenpatti
is a panchayat town in Namakkal district
Namakkal district
in the Indian state of Tamil NaduContents1 Demographics 2 Transport 3 Climate 4 ReferencesDemographics[edit] At the 2001 India
India
census,[1] Kalappanaickenpatti
Kalappanaickenpatti
had a population of 10,282. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kalappanaickenpatti
Kalappanaickenpatti
has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 53%. In Kalappanaickenpatti, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age
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Godavari River
The Godavari
Godavari
is India's second longest river after the Ganga
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Python Molurus
Python molurus
Python molurus
is a large nonvenomous python species found in many tropic and subtropic areas of the Indian Subcontinent
Indian Subcontinent
and Southeast Asia. It is known by the common names Indian python,[2] black-tailed python[3] and Indian rock python. The species is limited to Southern Asia
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Uropeltidae
The Uropeltidae are a family of primitive, nonvenomous, burrowing snakes endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. The name is derived from the Greek words ura ("tail") and pelte ("shield"), indicating the presence of the large keratinous shield at the tip of the tail. Currently, eight genera are recognized, comprising over 50 species.[2] These snakes are not well known in terms of their diversity, biology, and natural history.Contents1 Description 2 Behaviour and natural history 3 Geographic range 4 Evolutionary significance 5 Feeding 6 Reproduction 7 Genera 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksDescription[edit]Tails of UropeltidaeThese are small snakes, with adults growing to between 20 and 75 cm in length. They are adapted to a fossorial way of life, which is apparent in their anatomy. The skull is primitive and inflexible, with a short, vertical quadrate bone and rigid jaws; the coronoid bone is still present in the lower jaw
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Calotes Calotes
Calotes
Calotes
calotes (common green forest lizard) is an agamid lizard found in the forests of the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
and the Shevaroy Hills
Shevaroy Hills
in India, and Sri Lanka. Description[edit] Calotes
Calotes
calotes is a considerably large species of agamid, measuring 50 to 65 cm (19.5 to 25.5 in) in length, including the tail.[2] The length of head is one and a half times the size of its breadth, the snout is a little longer than the orbit. The lizard has a concave forehead, swollen cheeks and smooth, unequal upper head-scales. The canthus rostralis and the supraciliary edge both are sharp. A row of 8 or 9 compressed spines, divided into two groups, is above the tympanum, the diameter of these is less than half that of the orbit. C. calotes has 9 to 11 upper and as many lower labials
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Mongoose
Top right: Cynictis
Cynictis
penicillata Bottom left: Galerella
Galerella
sanguinea Bottom right: Herpestes
Herpestes
edwardsiiScientific classification Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraSuborder: FeliformiaFamily: Herpestidae Bonaparte, 1845Type genusHerpestes Illiger, 1811GeneraAtilax Bdeogale Crossarchus Cynictis Dologale Galerella Helogale Herpestes Ichneumia Liberiictus Mungos Paracynictis Rhynchogale SuricataSynonymsCynictidae, Cope, 1882 Herpestoidei, Winge, 1895 Mongotidae, Pocock, 1920 Rhinogalidae, Gray, 1869 Suricatidae, Cope, 1882 Suricatinae, Thomas, 1882 Mongoose
Mongoose
is the popular English name for 29 of the 34[2] species in the 14 genera of the family Herpestidae, which are small feliform carnivorans native to southern Eurasia
Eurasia
and mainland Africa
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Jackal
Golden jackal, Canis
Canis
aureus Side-striped jackal
Side-striped jackal
Canis
Canis
adustus Black-backed jackal
Black-backed jackal
Canis
Canis
mesomelasJackals are medium-sized omnivorous mammals of the genus Canis, which also includes wolves, coyotes and the domestic dog. While the word "jackal" has historically been used for many small canids, in modern use it most commonly refers to three species: the closely related black-backed jackal and side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the golden jackal of south-central Eurasia, which is more closely related to other members of the genus Canis. Jackals and coyotes (sometimes called the "American jackal"[1]) are opportunistic omnivores, predators of small to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers
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Indian Pangolin
The Indian pangolin, thick-tailed pangolin, or scaly anteater (Manis crassicaudata) is a pangolin found in the plains and hills of Bangladesh,[2] India,[3] Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Nepal
and Bhutan.[4] It is not common anywhere in its range. Like other pangolins, it has large, overlapping scales on its body which act as armour. It can also curl itself into a ball as self-defence against predators such as the tiger. The colour of its scales varies depending on the colour of the earth in its surroundings.[5] It is an insectivore, feeding on ants and termites, digging them out of mounds and logs using its long claws, which are as long as its fore limbs
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Slender Loris
Slender lorises (Loris) are a genus of loris native to India
India
and Sri Lanka. The slender loris spends most of its life in trees (arboreal), traveling along the top of branches with slow and precise movements. It is found in tropical rainforests, scrub forest, semi deciduous forest and swamps. The species have lifespans of 15 years and are nocturnal. Slender lorises generally feed on insects, reptiles, shoots of plants and fruits
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Barking Deer
Muntjacs, also known as barking deer and Mastreani deer, are small deer of the genus Muntiacus. Muntjacs are the eldest deer, thought to have begun appearing 15–35 million years ago, with remains found in Miocene
Miocene
deposits in France, Germany[1] and Poland.[2]Contents1 Name 2 Description 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksName[edit] The present name is a borrowing of the Latinized form of the Dutch muntjak, which was borrowed from the Sundanese mencek (ᮙᮨᮔ᮪ᮎᮨᮊ᮪). The Latin
Latin
form first appeared as Cervus muntjac in Zimmerman in 1780.[3][4] Description[edit]SkullHead of a common muntjacThe present-day species are native to South Asia and can be found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Indonesian islands, Taiwan
Taiwan
and Southern China
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Sloth Bear
The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), also known as the labiated bear,[2] is an insectivorous bear species native to the Indian subcontinent. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene
Pleistocene
and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution. The population isolated in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
is considered a subspecies. Compared to brown and black bears, sloth bears have lankier builds, long, shaggy coats that form a mane around the face (similar to that of a lion), long, sickle-shaped claws, and a specially adapted lower lip and palate used for sucking insects. Sloth bears breed during spring and early summer and give birth near the beginning of winter. They feed on termites, honeybee colonies, and fruits. Sloth bears sometimes attack humans who encroach on their territories
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Tamil Nadu
^# Jana Gana Mana
Jana Gana Mana
is the national anthem, while "Invocation to Tamil Mother" is the state song/anthem. ^† Established in 1773; Madras State was formed in 1950 and renamed as Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
on 14 January 1969[9] ^^ Tamil is the official language of the state. English is declared as an additional official language for communication purposes.[8]SymbolsEmblem Srivilliputhur
Srivilliputhur
Andal templeLanguageTamilSong"Invocation to Goddess Tamil"DanceBharathanattiyamAnimalNilgiri tahrBirdEmerald doveFlowerGloriosa lilyTreePalm treeSportKabaddi Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(Tamil pronunciation: [t̪amiɻ n̪aːᶑu] ( listen) literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai
Chennai
(formerly known as Madras)
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Thathaiyangarpet
Thathaiyangarpet is a panchayat town in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Demographics[edit] As of 2001[update] India census,[1] Thathaiyangarpet had a population of 12,276. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Thathaiyangarpet has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Thathaiyangarpet, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. References[edit]^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. This article related to a location in Tiruchirapalli district, Tamil Nadu, India is a stub
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Kaveri
Kaveri
Kaveri
(anglicized as Cauvery), also referred as Ponni, is an Indian river flowing through the states of Karnataka
Karnataka
and Tamil Nadu. It is the third largest after Godavari and Krishna in south india and the largest in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
which on its course, bisects the state into North and South. Originating in the foothills of Western Ghats
Western Ghats
at Talakaveri, Kodagu
Kodagu
in Karnataka
Karnataka
it flows generally south and east through Karnataka
Karnataka
and Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands, emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths in Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu
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