Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of Fauna in India

Scientists have discovered 133 new species of fauna in India and among the most significant is a bird. The scientists have also discovered two new species of amphibians, 19 species of fishes, two species of reptiles, two species of crabs, four species of spiders, 66 species of insects and many other species including microscopic cell organisms, mites, mollusca and many others.

Pulikulam Cattle –Madurai


Madurai’s own Pulikulam cattle breed which provides us those raging bulls that test the taming skills of bull fighters during the ancient sport of jallikattu held annually has now been approved and registered as an indigenous breed.

Great Nicobar Crake -Nicobar Biosphere

The bird, called Rallina, otherwise known as the ‘Great Nicobar Crake’, is found in the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. Scientists said that the bird was unknown before.

Bugun Liocichla -Arunachal Pradesh

Bugun Liocichla

The strikingly colored species was the small bird is described as a type of babbler, a diverse family of birds that usually live in tropical forests.

New Species of Snakes -Chhattisgarh

Eight new species of snakes were discovered in a survey conducted for the first time in four districts of Chhattisgarh by forest department and Nova nature welfare society. A new species of snake also found by a group of herpetologists and snake lovers in Odisha.

Peacock Tarantula -Andhra Pradesh

The spec­tac­u­lar Pea­cock Taran­tula was named on the basis of a sin­gle spec­i­men obtained at Gooty. This spider is one of giant spider in India.

Dancing Frog -Western Ghats


Fourteen new species of tiny “dancing frogs” have been discovered in the jungles of western India, Bringing the total number of known dancing frog species in India to 24.

Cnemasspis Kolhapurensis -Maharashtra

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard in the lush Western Ghats mountain range in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Catfish -Arunachal Pradesh/Kerala

A team of ichthyologists from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here have discovered a new species of catfish in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Four new species of freshwater catfish have been reported from Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts.

Calliophis Castoe -Goa

New species of Asian Coral Snake found in western India, basis of modern specimens collected in Maharashtra and Goa States.

Ctenactis Triangularis -Andaman Islands


Ctenactis Triangularis is recently found new coral species in the Andaman Sea. A new species of scleractinian coral Ctenactis triangularis sp. nov. in the family Fungiidae has been described from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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