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Paddlefish of China Yangtze River, Declared extinct - The announcement made through a research paper in Science of the Total Environment
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Red Brittle Star " Ophiocoa wendtii" becomes the 2nd creature to exhibit extraocular vision : UK Scientists (Oxford University). It lives in coral reefs of Caribbean sea. Study published in journal Current Biology
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CMFR Institute in VIshakhapanam, Andhra Pradesh has successfully cultivated Indian Pompano marine fish species in brackishwater pond in the region. Scientific Name : Trachinotus Mookalee Family : Caragidae
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3 New Frog Species discovered by Bhasakar Salka and Vikramjit Sinha - in Talley Valley Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh. What are the names of species?
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Liurana Himalyana, Liurana Indica, Liurana Minuta

A team of scientists led by Philip Heck, curator of meteorites from the field museum in Chicago, US examined it. It is 7 billion year old material. Research Published in which magazine ?
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

ZSI document another new snake eel species: "Ophichthus Kailashchandrai" in Odisha. Study published in Journal Zootaxa
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New Meat Eating Dinosaur Species Allosaurus Jimmadseni found in Utah, US
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79 million year old fossils of new Thanatotherstes found in Canada by University of Calgary's graduates Jared Voris and Darla Zelenitsky at Alberta.
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Worlds largest Species of Cave fish discovered in Meghalaya Jaintia hills - Published in Journal Cave and Kart Science and published by British Cave Research Association
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Henneguya Salminicola - first ever animal that can survive without oxygen discovered by Scientists from Tel Aviv University - Where the Study published?
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Published in the Journal - Preceding of the National Academy of Sciences

Genetic study on endangered species of mammals revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are different species .. Both species are native to?
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Red Panda - Myanmar, South East Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan Province Himalayan Red Panda : Nepal, India, Bhutan, Southern Tibet

A new Species of Treehopper named Kaikaia Gaga after Lady Gaga - Information was published in Which Journal
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Journal Zootaxa

UK Scientists discover fossil of the Worlds oldest known modern bird call it Wonderchicken. Name the University?
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Fins of prehistoric fish “Elpistostege watsoni” revealed origins of the human hand
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A study led by paleontologist Richard Cloutier of Universite du Quebec a Rimouski in Canada has revealed revealed the origins of the human hand after examining the 380-million-year-old complete fossil of an ancient fish called Elpistostege watsoni which had finger bones in its front fins. The team has examined the specimen using the high-energy computed tomography. The study is published in the journal Nature.

New pit viper discovered in Arunachal Pradesh named after Harry Potter Character
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The new species of green pit viper discovered in Arunachal Pradesh by a team of researchers was named Salazar’s pit viper after Salazar Slytherin, a fictional character in J.K Rowling’s book series “Harry Potter”. Trimeresurus Salazar– a fifth variety of reptile to be discovered in Arunachal Pradesh. They belong to genus Trimeresurus Lacépède “charismatic venomous serpents with morphologically as well as ecologically diverse species”.

US Scientists discover 1st known aquatic Dinosaur ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’
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A team of scientists from various Universities of United States have discovered a carnivorous (meat eating) swimming dinosaur named “Spinosaurus aegyptiacus” at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa. The discovery supported by assistance from the National Geographic Society, is published in the journal Nature.

North Pole’s largest-ever ozone hole,620,000 square miles, finally closes
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In accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), “record-level” ozone hole over the Arctic, which was in news in March 2020, has now closed. Scientists have been monitoring the hole at the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS), a European Union (EU) earth observation program. This ozone hole became the largest one ever recorded in the Arctic region spanning an area of over 620,000 square miles (or 997793.28 km).

Indian Scientists discover 3 new species of fishes under genus ‘Dawkinsia’ in western ghats
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Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) based in Mumbai, the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Report Errors in the PDF - [email protected] Copyright 2014-2020 @ AffairsCloud.Com 6 Section-Wise PDF Pune, have jointly discovered a three new fish species under the genus ‘Dawkinsia’ namely Dawkinsia apsara, Dawkinsia austellus, Dawkinsia crassa.

Denmark researcher discovers new species of fungus ‘Troglomyces Twitteri’ on Twitter
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According to the study published in the journal MycoKeys, Ana Sofia Reboleira, a biologist from the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark, has discovered a new species of a parasitic fungus ‘Troglomyces Twitteri’ by using an image of millipede circulating on social media platform Twitter.

Zoological Survey of India lists 20 species of amphibians as critically endangered and 35 as endangered
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The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) updated the checklist of Indian amphibians, a list of 20 species as critically endangered and 35 species as endangered on its website. The scientists of Zoological Survey of India in collaboration with other Indian institutes update the checklists of Indian amphibians periodically as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Cyclone Amphan causes havoc in India and Bangladesh
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A powerful super-cyclone Amphan, making landfall at 2.30 p.m. between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh with winds of about 120mph (190km/h), has killed at least 22 people and destroying thousands of homes. Cyclone Amphan pronounced as ‘um-pun’, Thailand had given the name ‘Amphan’ for this cyclone way back in 2004.

Scientists at BSI discover 3 new plant species in Western Ghats
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A team of scientists led by K.A. Sujana at the Botanical Survey of India (BSI - Kolkata) under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change have discovered 3 new plant species namely- Eugenia sphaerocarpa, Goniothalamus sericeus and Memecylon nervosum at the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu (TN).

A new species of small freshwater fish “Puntius sanctus” discovered in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu
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According to the study published in the Journal ‘Bioscience Research’, Professor Mathews Plamoottil, head of the Department of Zoology at the BJM Government College, Chavara (Kerala), has detected a new species of silver colored small freshwater fish “Puntius sanctus” of the Cyprinidae family in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu.

Researchers of CMFRI have found a rare bandtail scorpionfish in Gulf of Mannar
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Researchers at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi have found a rare bandtail scorpionfish from Sethukarai coast in the Gulf of Mannar. This was the first time that the particular species was found alive in Indian waters during the exploratory survey of the seagrass ecosystem. The specimen was deposited in the National Marine Biodiversity Museum of the CMFRI and the research work was published in the latest issue of the journal “Current Science”.

Millipede-like creature, Kampecaris obanensis is the world’s oldest-known land animal: Scotland Research
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According to the research published in the journal Historical Biology, fossilized millipede-like Silurian Period creature called as Kampecaris obanensis (approximately 450 million years old) is unearthed on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides (Scotland), which is likely to be the world’s oldest- known land animal.

New fish species ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
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A new species of fish named, ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ discovered in Arunachal Pradesh by professor Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha. The fish species is from genus Schizothorax. The fish was discovered from the junction of River Siku and Sirum near Gakang area under Mebo circle of East Siang District. This Fish lives in a submerged area.

“Golden Birdwing” from Uttarakhand surpassed “Southern Birdwing” to become India’s largest butterfly after 88 years
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The Himalayan butterfly named “Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus)” has surpassed the “Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)” after 88 years to become the largest butterfly in India. The female Golden Birdwing was recorded from Didihat in Uttarakhand, the largest male was from the Wankhar Butterfly Museum in Meghalaya capital Shillong. The new measurements of Golden Birdwing and 24 other species, are published in the latest issue of Bionotes

New species of a Fan-Throated Lizard, ‘Sitana Dharwarensis’ Discovered from Northern Karnataka
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A 3-member team has discovered a new species of a fan-throated lizard, Sitana dharwarensis, from the barren lands of northern Karnataka’s Bagalkot district. The study on the discovery was published in Bonn zoological Bulletin. This is the 2nd species discovered from the open scrub and rock terrain of northern Karnataka after Hemidactylus vijayraghavani, a gecko.

A Team of Wildlife researchers rediscover ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years in Tripura
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A team of wildlife researchers has rediscovered ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly (commonly known as ‘Looped three-ring’) after 61 years near a village called Phuldungsei in Jampui Hills under the North Tripura district. The research paper regarding this discovery was published in the Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies.

A Team of Researchers from Singapore Discovered a New Species, ‘Bathynomus raksasa’ in Indian Ocean
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A team of researchers led by Peter Ng from Singapore confirmed the discovery of a new species called ‘Bathynomus raksasa’ (Described as “cockroach of the sea”). The scientists reported their findings in the biodiversity research journal ‘ZooKeys’. ‘Bathynomus Raksasa’ is the second-largest isopod species known to researchers to date and is the sixth “supergiant” species from the Indo-West Pacific.

New twighopper species named Cladonotus bhaskari after Kerala researcher Dhaneesh Bhaskar
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After a span of 116 years, a first new species of twighopper, genus Cladonotus Saussure, was discovered from the Sinharaja rainforest of Sri Lanka by Croatian and German researchers. The interesting fact is that this cockcomb-shaped twighopper has been named as Cladonotus bhaskari after Dhaneesh Bhaskar, a young conservation biologist and grasshopper expert from Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI).

Polar Bears in Arctic could become extinct by 2100: The Study published in Nature Climate Change
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The new study of University of Toronto Scarborough published in the journal of Nature Climate Change titled “Fasting season length sets temporal limits for global polar bear persistence” on 20th July 2020, Report Errors in the PDF - [email protected] Copyright 2014-2020 @ AffairsCloud.Com 8 Section-Wise PDF states that climate change is starving the polar bears into extinction and concluded that the Polar bears in the Arctic could become extinct by 2100.

Scientists Identified 77 New Species of Butterflies in Matheran Near Mumbai
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The 8 year long (2011 – 2019) field work research conducted in the Matheran an eco-sensitive zone near Mumbai, Maharashtra an area of 214.73 Square Kilometre, identified around 140 rare species of butterflies including 77 new species. Scientists Mandar Sawant, Dr. Nikhil Modak and Sagar Sarang from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University published their research paper ‘Finding the forgotten gems: Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years’ in the community peer-reviewed Biodiversity Data Journal.

New Plant Species “Ardisia ramaswamii” of Genus Ardisia Identified by JNTBGRI Named After M S Ramaswami
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The scientist of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) at Palode identified a new species of the Genus Ardisia in the Akkamalai forest in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu. The new species Ardisia ramaswamii, named after the 20th Century Botanist M.S. Ramaswami, who along with C.C. Calder and V. Narayanaswami, listed the species that are not mentioned in the “J D Hooker’s Flora of British India”.

IIT Delhi Found WHO listed Priority Pathogens in the Waters of River Yamuna
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The research team of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) found the critical group and multi drug resistant bacteria of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 2017 list of antibiotic resistant priority pathogens, in the waters of River Yamuna. The study was conducted on the 20 major sewer drains and the waters of Yamuna at 5 locations across Delhi over two seasons and isolated the Faecal Coliform (FC) from all the samples. The research paper on the study was published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Dr. Manisha Lamba was the first author of the research paper.

Researchers from Kerala and West Bengal have identified ‘Systomus Gracilus’, a New Species of Freshwater Fish from Ganga
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The researchers from Kerala and West Bengal have identified Systomus gracilus, a new cyprinid (family of freshwater fish) fish from Ganges River at Naihati of West Bengal. The discovery was published as an article in the ‘Journal of Experimental Zoology’. The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has funded this project.

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