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Science  22 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5696, pp. 585
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5696.585a

Lions and tigers and bears live in the wild in India, along with some 90,000 other animal species, including this saucer-sized atlas moth (Attacus atlas). The new compendium IndFauna, hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory Centre for Biodiversity Informatics in Pune, offers taxonomic synopses for all of the described species of Indian animals. Besides the latest information on classification and conservation status, you'll find distribution data down to the state level. The atlas moth, for example, flaps around 11 states stretching from eastern to western India. You can also browse the center's similar collections on Indian plants and fungi.

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