Macrotarsius [sic] bitorquatus
Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Sometimes included in Cursorius. Probably most closely related to R. chalcopterus of Africa, the two occurring in similar lightly wooded habitats. Monotypic.
Limited to Pennar and, formerly, Godavari Valleys in S Andhra Pradesh, EC India; also old specimens from SE Maharashtra and NE Andhra Pradesh#R. Was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1986 around Lankamalai#R, and has since been found at few further localities in Lankamalai, Velikonda and Palakonda hill ranges; recently (2009) confirmed sightings in the Cudaapah District#R.
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Status and conservation
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