Dr. Kamalakannan M.


Dr. Kamalakannan M.


Highest Academic degree& Year

PhD (Zoology), 2015


Mammal & Osteology Section, HQ, ZSI, Kolkata

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Area of Expertise

Mammalian taxonomy&Wildlife forensics

Experience (after PhD)

7 years

Significant Achievements





- Discovered a new shrew species (Narcondam Shrew) from India

- Contribution to the taxonomy of smaller mammals

- Taxonomic studies of mammal components housed at NZC

- Contribution to the identification of confiscated mammal articles

- Contribution to the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act 2022

- Presented a paper at the ‘SCCS-International Conference’ held at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.


-Supervised 06 MSc dissertations on Tricho-taxonomy research

Research Focus







- Taxonomy and classification of mammals

- Taxonomic studies of mammal components housed at the NZC

-Tricho-taxonomy of Indian mammalian species (identification of species through hairs),

- Ecology and conservation of Indian mammals with special reference to smaller mammals

- Identification of confiscated articles of mammals























06 Books

40 Research papers in SCI/Scopus/NAAS journals

06 Popular articles/Magazines

03 Newsletters

03 E-publications

15 Book-chapters

06 Research Reports


Selected five publications


-Kundu, S., Kamalakannan, M., Kim, A.R., Hegde, V.D., Banerjee, D., Jung, W.-K.; Kim, Y.-M., Kim, H.-W. (2023). Morphology and Mitochondrial Lineage Investigations Corroborate the Systematic Status and Pliocene Colonization of Suncusniger (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla) in the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot of India. Genes, 14, 1493. genes14071493


-Kamalakannan, M., Sivaperuman, C. Kundu, S. Gokulakrishnan, G. Venkatraman, C. & Chandra, K. (2021). Discovery of A New Mammal Species (Soricidae: Eulipotyphla) From Narcondam Volcanic Island, India. Scientific Reports 11: 9416.


-Kamalakannan M.,G. Gokulakrishnan,C. Venkatraman, C. Sivaperuman and K. Chandra (2021). First record of a Nicobar treeshrew nest in a fallen palm tree. Mammalia 85: 159-160


-Dar, T.H., Kamalakannan, M., C. Venkatraman, & K. Chandra (2019). New record of Hipposiderosspeoris(Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Myanmar hidden in the National Zoological Collections of the Zoological Survey of India. Mammalia 83(5): 515–


-Kamalakannan, M. (2019). Characterization of dorsal guard hair of the wild goats and sheep (Bovidae: Caprinae) occurring in the Himalaya and Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11 (3): 13304-13309.


ResearchGate profile

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