Good news: Species found

Good news: Species found

Bad news: Legless amphibian’s habitat endangered in India
Since the age of dinosaurs the chikilidae has burrowed unbothered beneath the monsoon-soaked soils of remote northeast India, unknown to science and mistaken by many villagers as a deadly, miniature snake.
Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju and his team of biologists have identified an entirely new family of amphibians, called chikilidae, endemic to the region but with ancient links to Africa.
An adult chikilidae sits on its eggs in the soils of northeast India. The species discovery, published Wednesday in a journal of the Royal Society of London, gives yet more evidence that India is a hotbed of amphibian life with habitats worth protecting against the country’s industry-heavy development agenda.

Good news: Species found

Since the age of dinosaurs the chikilidae has burrowed unbothered beneath the monsoon-soaked soils of remote northeast India, unknown to science and mistaken by many villagers as a deadly, miniature snake.
Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju and his team of biologists have identified an entirely new family of amphibians, called chikilidae, endemic to the region but with ancient links to Africa.
An adult chikilidae sits on its eggs in the soils of northeast India. The species discovery, published Wednesday in a journal of the Royal Society of London, gives yet more evidence that India is a hotbed of amphibian life with habitats worth protecting against the country’s industry-heavy development agenda.
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