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Table 1: Comparison between the Number of Species in India and the World

Group Number of species Number of species in SI/SW (%)


in India (SI) the world (SW)
Mammals 350 4629 7.6
Birds 1224 9702 12.6
Reptiles 408 6550 6.2
Amphibians 197 4522 4.4
Fishes 2546 21730 11.7
Flowering Plants 15000 250000 6.0