July 23, 2024

WHY IN THE NEWS?

A team of Delhi University researchers has discovered a new frog species in the Western Ghats and has named it “Minervarya Pentali”.

About Minervarya Pentali:

  • Minervarya Pentali is a new frog species from the genus Minervarya. It is also among the smallest known Minervarya frogs.
  • The species was discovered from the Western Ghats. The species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats.
  • The species has been named after former DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental.

About Minervarya:

  • Minervarya is a genus of frogs in the family Dicroglossidae. The identity and taxonomic status of all known members of this genus are from Peninsular India
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