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Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas

A Team of biologists has discovered four new species of Indian Horned Frogs from the Himalayan regions of Northeast India.
Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas
  • The team also comprised of S D Biju, famously known as the 'Frogman of India'.
  • Horned Frogs get their name from fleshy horn-like projection on upper eyelids of some species.

About the four new species of horned frogs:

  • They were discovered in the forests of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • Scientists have named them as Himalayan horned frog (Megophrys himalayana), Garo white-lipped horned frog (Megophrys oreocrypta); Yellow spotted white-lipped horned frog (Megophrys flavipunctata) and Giant Himalayan horned frogm(Megophrys periosa).
  • These frogs vary in size - yellow spotted white-lipped horned frog measures about 5.7-7.5 cm and is the smallest among four.
  • The Giant Himalayan horned frog measures about 7.1 to 11.2 cm, making it largest of the 15 horned frog species found in Northeast India.

Question:

Q. A Team of biologists has discovered four new species of which animal from the Himalayan regions of Northeast India?
a. Indian Black Buck
b. Indian Horned Frogs
c. Indian Cheetal
d. None of the above
Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 24, 2018 Rating: 5

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