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New frog species found in Arunachal Pradesh, named Chanakya Chanakya
Image: A representative image of frog and not related to the original species mentioned in the story (Pixabay)

New frog species found in Arunachal Pradesh, named Chanakya

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Mar 2023, 04:41 pm

A new frog species has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh which was named after Mauryan Empire Chanakya.

Researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and St. Anthony’s College, Shillong have discovered three new species of Cascade frogs from Arunachal Pradesh. One has been named after Tawang, the other one has been named Sessa Orchid Sanctuary and the third one after Chanakya of Maurya Empire, reports East Mojo.

The findings were published in the recent edition of the research journal, Records of the Zoological Survey of India.

Scientifically all three new species belong to the True Frog family Ranidae, and these cascade-dwelling frogs are classified under the genus Amolops.

These new species are named as Amolops chanakya, Amolops tawang and Amolops terraorchis and these three species were collected earlier from three different locations in Arunachal Pradesh between 2018 and 2019, reports East Mojo.