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‘Amolops adicola’: A New Species of Cascade Frog

Researchers have discovered a new species of cascade frog from Arunachal Pradesh and named it after the Adi hills, the abode of Adi tribes living in Arunachal Pradesh.Amolops adicola is ...

Caterpillar Slug: A new Invasive Species

According to a study, Purcell’s hunter slug or caterpillar slug could become an invasive species attacking western and Peninsula India.The slug (Laevicaulis haroldi– first described in 1980) entered India around ...

Vaquita Porpoise: A victim of “Cocaine of the Sea”

Recently, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the world’s smallest and most endangered whale was in news due to the policy change of Mexico – it has given up on maintaining fishing-free ...

India’s First Monk Fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) Cultivation Started in Kullu

The first ever monk fruit cultivation exercise in India has been started in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, having suitable agroclimatic conditions. The plant prefers mountainous area with an annual mean temperature ...

Giant Leatherback Turtle

The proposed tourism and port development projects in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands may threaten some of the most important nesting populations of the “Giant Leatherback Turtle.They are largest ...

‘SitanaDharwarensis’

A new species of a fan-throated lizard, Sitanadharwarensis, has been discovered from the barren lands of northern Karnataka’s Bagalkot district.  The species belongs to the genus Sitana and derives its name from the ...

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