Tag Archives: India

New species of cannibal scorpions – Bangalore Mirror

… for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have described a new species of hormurid scorpion from the Western Ghats of India. A new species of the enigmatic genus Chiromachetes Pocock was spotted in Nov 2013, but the research paper was published in Euscorpius — Occasional Publications in Scorpiology on Tuesday. The new species, Chiromachetes sahyadriensis is named after Sahyadri Hills synonymous to the Western Ghats. Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Zeeshan Mirza said, …

New wildlife species found in Trichy forest division – The Times of India

… scientist and a key member of the Project Tiger campaign of the Central government, said, “The census was carried out using one of the most widely accepted methodologies, called direct sighting, for which the line transect method was followed.” To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: New wildlife species found in Trichy forest division – The Times of India …

Profit and ruin along the Western Ghats 

… biodiversity hot spots. The Zoological Survey of India reports that last year alone, 349 new species of flora and fauna were discovered in India; 22% of those were in the Western Ghats. Scientists discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs here. Some males blow out their throats while perched on a rock, and wave their legs alluringly in the air. Just the thought of it drives me mad with desire, so I can imagine what it does to the female frogs. That’s good! But: This area is also one of the …

Herbarium’s team looks out for new and disappearing species

From www.straitstimes.com | July 10, 2015 Singapore Botanic Gardens was made a Unesco World Heritage Site last week, becoming just one of three gardens in the world, and the only one in Asia, to earn that honour. The Straits Times speaks to the passionate men and women helming plant research there. Displayed in the Botanic Gardens’ herbarium is a sprig of jasmine that has been preserved for more than 200 years. Collected by missionaries in India in the year 1790, the plant was brought to …