Researchers from Mizoram University and Max Planck Institute for Biology have discovered a new species of gliding gecko from the forests of Mizoram.
Researchers and biodiversity experts have discovered a new species of dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis, from near a stream in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.
Researchers found a new frog species lurking in a pond in Bengaluru, and hope to discover more with systematic studies.
Herpetologists have discovered 13 new species of geckos this year, and expect to find more in the coming years.
The four species of newly-discovered tiger moths. Left to right: First row: O. suryamal rekhae, O. suryamal. Second row: O. zedesi and O. ghatmatha [Image credits: Aparna Kalawate]
Thus hath the candle sing'd the moth.
O, these deliberate fools! When they do choose,
They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.
(a) Shola reedtail (Protosticta sholai) [Image credits: K. A. Subramanian]; (b) blue-legged reedtail (Protosticta cyanofemora) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]; (c) Myristica reedtail (Protosticta myristicaensis) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]
Tetrastemma freyae [Image credits: Mohandhas S Vignesh]
In a recent study, researchers from Agharkar Research Institute, India, Harbin Normal University, China and the University of Colorado, USA, have described a new genus of diatoms called Kulikovskiyia. Diatoms belonging to this genus are currently found only in the Western Ghats of India and Hainan Province of China. The study, funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board, was published in the journal Phycological Research.
Researchers from the Zoological Survey of India describe a new species of bee Melitta indica from Uttarakhand, India
Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana.