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India added 557 new species to faunal wealth in 2020

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 28, Aug 2021
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India has added 557 new species to its fauna, which includes 407 new species and 150 new records, reveals Animal Discoveries 2020

Some interesting species discovered in 2020 are:

  • Trimeresurus salazar, a green pit viper discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Lycodon deccanensis, the Deccan wolf snake discovered in Karnataka
  • Sphaerotheca Bengaluru, a burrowing frog named after the city of Bengaluru.
  • Xyrias anjaalai, a deep water species of snake eel from Kerala
  • Glyptothorax giudikyensis, a species of catfish from Manipur
  • Clyster galateansis, a species of scarab beetle from the Great Nicobar Biosphere.