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- Last Year, 368 New Species Of Animals Were Discovered In The Country; Of These 116 Were Seen For The First Time, The Lizard Named 'Agarwali' And The Fish's 'Mahabali'
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This is the second largest number of animals discovered in 10 years.
- The Ministry of Environment will release the details of new animals discovered in 2019 this week.
- This is the second largest number of animals discovered in the last 10 years
(Anirudh Sharma) In the year 2019, 368 new species of animals were discovered in the country. Of these, 116 animal species were seen for the first time. This is the second largest number of animals discovered in the last 10 years. In 2018 372 new species of animals were discovered. A total of 2,444 new species have been discovered in India in the last 10 years.
In 2010, only 28 new species were identified at the lowest, but in the same year 257 animal species were found in the world for the first time, the highest in the past 10 years. The picture and complete information of all the new animals has been published by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in 'Animal Discoveries-2019: New Species and New Record'.
'Amba' of a lizard found near Amba in Maharashtra
The environment ministry will release this report this week. ZSI director Kailash Chandra said that this time in the Animal Discovery-2019, eight lizards belonging to the Nimesispis caste were discovered. They are also named after Indian explorers, scientists and the place where they were discovered.
The lizard found in Salem, Tamil Nadu is named after the scientist Ishan Aggarwal, 'Agarwali', the lizard found near Amba in Maharashtra.
During 10 years, the highest number of 1726 varieties of anthropoda was found.
The lizard found in Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu is named 'Anandani' after scientist Anandan Sitharaman, and the lizard found in Salem is named 'Thackeray' after Tejas Thackeray, who contributed significantly to natural science.
15 to 18 thousand new species are discovered and classified annually.
The lizard found in Idukki, Kerala, is named 'Janaki' in honor of Janaki Ammal, who received the first doctorate in botany in the country, and the fish found in Pattanamithitta, Kerala, is named after the region's famous king 'Mahabali'. According to Kailash Chandra, around 15 to 18 thousand new species are discovered and classified annually.
ZSI has adopted modern techniques such as DNA barcoding, genome sequencing, X-ray to discover and describe new species. Scientists estimate that 10% of vertebrates (vertebrates), 50% of arthropods (insects) and 90% of protozoans (unicellular animals) are still to be discovered and identified.
During the last 10 years, the highest number of 1726 varieties of anthropoda (insect-moths) were discovered, while the highest number of insects recorded 3,411 varieties (first in the world but already in the country).