Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 15th, 2009
The latest report of the Zoological Survey of India declares that at least 12 new species of frogs and 14 new insects were found by scientists across the country in 2008.
Of the 14 new species of insects, five were discovered in various sanctuaries of Kerala.
The new species of frogs were found in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh while those new to the country have been discovered from the fringes of Neora Valley National Park in West Bengal and Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Haryana, says the Zoological Survey of India’s recent publication Animal Discoveries – 2008.
The discoveries include a frog which changes color and spots (Rhacophorous subansiriensis) found in the forests of Subansiri district in Arunanchal Pradesh and the diminutive frog (Philautus manipurensis) from Tumzane river in Manipur.
Other recently discovered new frogs from India: