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Mammalogy is the study of mammalian taxa in which different mammal species are researched on the basis of sub-divisions of Mammalogy.

Bio Resource Research Centre (BRC) is conducting research in many fields of Zoology. Mammalogy is one of them, which is a branch of zoology that deals with animals belonging to the class Mammalia. The main characteristics of this class are presence of hair on their body and females nourish their offspring’s with milk secreted my mammary glands. Almost 5676 species of living mammals have been discovered till 2005, which are divided into 29 orders, 153 families and 1,229 genera. The technical aim of studying this class is to describe the kinds of specific mammals and their main characteristics with the ways of life to explore the reasons of their evolution and extinction.


Experts of BRC have studied and analyzed genetic diversity, population distribution and spec identification of many of organisms belonging to this class. The experimental organisms so far are:

  • Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak)
  • Musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster)
  • Grey goral  (Naemorhedus goral)
  • Rhesus monkey
  • Makhor
  • Bear

Detailed research is conducted on the basis of major sub-divisions of the science of Mammalogy.

    • Natural History of the mammals under consideration is assessed, which include the habitat in which they live, their food and predators (organisms which eat them), stages of reproduction and maturation and social structure.
    • Taxonomy and Systematics include the study of classification of mammals into their specific families, orders, genera, species and sub-species.
    • Anatomy and Physiology which include the study of body structures and tissues of Mammalians.
    • Study of Ethology is related to their behavioral attitudes and to analyze that how their specific behaviors influence their survival and reproduction.
    • Ecology is the study of relationship between mammals and their environment i.e. how they interact with living and non-living bodies present in their environment.
    • The study of interaction of the human with under-studied mammals is Management & Control. The ways in which humans use these species are analyzed. Violence against specific mammals is researched and special steps are taken to eradicate the violent activities.

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