New Species of Plants and Animals Discovered

New snake species discovered in Gujarat


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  1. News: Discovered a new snake genus and species in Gujarat
  2. Context: Snake genus has been named Wallaceophis in honour of the legendary 19th century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, considered the father of biogeography
  3. Relevance: Snake species has been named Gujaratenisis to commemorate the western Indian state where it was discovered
  4. Where? Wallaceophis Gujaratenisis is presently found in just seven localities of Gujarat and virtually nothing is known about its biology
  5. The find is one of the rarest of moments in the recent reptile history of India
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