New Species of Plants and Animals Discovered

New species of large gecko discovered


Mains Paper 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Name of the new species

Mains level: The article shows an example of Biodiversity in India.


New Lizard in Eastern Ghats

  1. A team of scientists’ has found Geckos(a new species) from the Eastern Ghats
  2. The Kanger valley rock gecko Hemidactylus kangerensis is the newest addition to India’s lizard species
  3. According to a paper published in the taxonomic journal Comptes Rendus Biologies, researchers of the National Centre for Biological Sciences has discovered the gecko from Chhattisgarh’s Kanger Ghati National Park
  4. According to the researchers, the discovery highlights the need for dedicated surveys across the Eastern Ghats, where biodiversity has not been quantified too well
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