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The researchers of IISc – Bengaluru discover a new species of vine snake from Western Ghats that dates back 26 million years
The researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have discovered a new vine snake species called Proahaetulla antiqua in Western Ghats . This is an ancient species which is endemic to southern Western Ghats. This is thought to have evolved around 26 million years ago during the mid-Oligocene period. Vine snakes get their names ..
Topics: Colubrids • Districts of India • Geography of India • Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve • Physiographic provinces • Proahaetulla antiqua • Protected areas of Kerala • Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India • Tirunelveli district • Western Ghats