Scientists have searched almost all the likely habitats of fan-throated lizards and concluded that there are at least 15 different species in India.
From frogs to lizards, we have plenty of new species about which to be excited – and worried – this year.
Prior to this, 36 species belonging to 14 different genera were known from the Western Ghats in the family of freshwater crabs. The latest discoveries bring the total species count to 41.
Government and non-government organisations have to come together in sensitising tribal people about the importance of amphibian conservation.