ZSI: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

7 new species of water treaders belonging to genus Mesovelia discovered

Published: August 26, 2019

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered seven new species of water treaders belonging to genus Mesovelia. Water treaders are semi-aquatic insects that can walk or run on surface of water. These new discoveries include Mesovelia andamana is from Andaman Islands, M. isiasi and M. bispinosa are from Meghalaya, M. tenuia and M. ..

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Andaman & Nicobar Islands home to tenth of India’s fauna species: ZSI

Published: November 26, 2018

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are to home to tenth of India’s fauna species and hosts 1,067 endemic faunal species found nowhere else. It was revealed by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) publication titled Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones: Islands of India. This publication for the first time has come up with database of all faunal ..

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Ptilomera nagalanda: New species of water strider found in Nagaland

Published: March 19, 2018

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered new species of water strider named Ptilomera nagalanda Jehamalar and Chandra in Nagaland. It was found in river Intanki in Peren district of Nagaland. This newly discovered species belongs to Ptilomera agriodes genus. It measures about 11.79 mm and has long slender legs. It has orange ..

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Odorrana arunachalensis: New new frog species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Published: December 22, 2017

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered new frog species in the fast flowing streams in Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. The new species has been named Odorrana arunachalensis after the state Arunachal Pradesh were it was found. It is one of the five frog species ..

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ZSI for first time compiles list of 157 alien invasive animal species

Published: December 18, 2017

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) for the first time compiled a list of alien invasive animal species, totalling 157. This number excludes invasive microbe species. This compilation was announced on the sidelines of National Conference on Status of Invasive Alien Species in India organised by the ZSI and Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Alien invasive ..

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