New frog species discovered in Mizo lake
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 16:23
  
Aizawl: Two Mizo zoologists and their associates have discovered a new species of frog at Tamdil lake, near Saitual, about 75 kilometres from here.

The discovery was documented and published by the international scientific journal, Zootaxa, on Tuesday last issue.

H T Lalremsanga, Asst Professor, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University and Saipari Sailo, research scholar, department of Zoology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong and their associates took credit for the discovery.

The newly-discovered frog species was named 'Leptotalax Tamdil".

The discovery was the result of research work at Tamdil lake, one of the 94 National Wetland Areas in the country, for over a decade.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 16:23


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