Researchers at IIT Bombay discover the role of environmental resources, genes and mating in species in the development of new species in the same area, challenging the traditional view that new species can develop only in distinct geographies.

New Species

Bengaluru
22 Jun 2023

Researchers from Mizoram University and Max Planck Institute for Biology have discovered a new species of gliding gecko from the forests of Mizoram.

Maharasthra
29 Jun 2022

Researchers and biodiversity experts have discovered a new species of dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis, from near a stream in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Bengaluru
2 Feb 2021

Researchers found a new frog species lurking in a pond in Bengaluru, and hope to discover more with systematic studies. 

Mumbai
23 Nov 2020

Herpetologists have discovered 13 new species of geckos this year, and expect to find more in the coming years.

Pune
13 Nov 2020

The four species of newly-discovered tiger moths. Left to right: First row: O. suryamal rekhaeO. 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.

Bengaluru
19 Oct 2020

(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]

Chennai
9 Jul 2020

Tetrastemma freyae [Image credits: Mohandhas S Vignesh]

Bengaluru
23 Oct 2019

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.

Bengaluru
29 Aug 2019

Researchers from the Zoological Survey of India describe a new species of bee Melitta indica from Uttarakhand, India

Bengaluru
7 Aug 2019

Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana.