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List of J&K Endemic species of Animals, Birds and Plants (Jammu and Kashmir)

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Lokesh Jaral
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This post we will give list of J&K Endemic species of animals, birds and plants.But first we discuss about what are endemic species. Endemic species are plants and animals that exist only in one geographical region.Species can be endemic to large or small areas of the earth. In the previous post we mentioned J&K endangered species and now let us discuss the Endemic one.

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island,nation,country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

Species can be endemic to:

  1. A particular continent.
  2. Some part of continent.
  3.  To a single island.
  4.  To a country.
  5.  To a habitat type.

Here is the list of J&K endemic species of animals,plants and birds.

J&K Endemic Species of Animals

J&K Endemic Species of Animals
S.NOSpeciesRegion
1.HangulKashmir
2.Musk DeerJammu,Kashmir and Ladakh
3.MarkhorKashmir and Jammu
4.IbexJammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
5.SerowKashmir and Ladakh
6.Snow LeopardJammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
7.Spotted DeerJammu
8.GoralJammu
9.Barking DeerJammu
10.Black BearKashmir and Jammu
11.ShapuLadakh
12.NayanLadakh
13.ChiruLadakh
14.Pallas CatLadakh
15.Tibetan ArgaliLadakh

Also Read List of jk endangered species

J&K Endemic Species of Birds

J&K Endemic Species of Birds

There are about 262 species of birds reported from Kashmir valley, 2254 from Ladakh and 183 from Jammu region.Jammu Kashmir state is quite rich in subtropical,temperate and alpine avifauna.Here is the list of J&K endemic species of birds.

S.NO         Species of Birds
1.Starlings
2.Pintail
3.Wigeon
4.Black Necked Crane
5.Teal
6.Golden Eagle
7.Blue Rock Pigeon
8.Common Hoopoe
9.Kashmir Roller

Also read, List of India Endemic Species, animals and birds

J&k Endemic of Plants (Flora)

The floras of Himalayan Kashmir comprise of 3054 species.About 880 species are found in Ladakh and 506 species in Jammu.These only include angiosperms,gymnosperms and pteridophytes.Here is the list of J&K endemic species of plants.

S.NO                   Species                Region
1.Aconitum Chasmanthum (Meetha telia)Gurez,Zanskar,Baltal
2.Arnebia benthamii (Ratanjot)Sonamarg, Kishtwar,Duksum
3.Atropa Acuminate (Biraal)Poonch,Gulmarg,Kukernag
4.Vitex NegundoJammu
5.Rheum Emodi (Churko)Sarthal,Paddar,Gurez,Bhadarwah
6Saffron (Kesar)Pampore and Kishtwar
7.Potentilla spsKashmir
8.Iris Hookeriana (tejma)Kashmir , Ladakh and Pahalgam
9.Jurinea DolomiacaPir Panchal, Sarthal, Margam Top, Rajdhan pass

Also read, List of Endangered Species of Animals, Plants and Birds

This is all from my side about J&K endemic species of animals, plants and birds. If you like this post don’t forget to share it.

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