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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
A rescue helicopter arrived at the Great Barrier Reef after a person was reported to be bitten by the Shark. It happened at the HArdy reef, one of the 1000 small reef that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier reef is the largest coral reef in the world. IT has over 2900 reefs ..
Topics: Coral • Coral reefs • Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef • Fisheries • Flinders Reef • Geography • Great Barrier Reef • Marine ecoregions • Oceanography • Physical geography • Physiographic provinces • Reef