The World of Dr. Varad Giri

Dr. Varad Giri mainly works on the conservation of caecilians and lizards of the Western Ghats, India.
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Natural world through his camera!

More than 2 new genera and 25 new species of amphibians and reptiles from India..

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See the beautiful world of amphibians and reptiles

More than 2 new genera and 25 new species of amphibians and reptiles from India..

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The more I know people, the more I love Reptiles!!

Fields of Interest!


Dr. Varad specializes in taxonomy of caecilians of the Western Ghats. He does his work on caecilians with experts like Drs. Mark Wilkinson and David Gower of Natural History Museum, London.


Dr. Varad also specializes in the taxonomy of Indian Geckos. His work on taxonomy of geckos is mostly in collaboration with Dr. Aaron Bauer of Villanova University, USA.


Dr. Varad is passionate about frogs and amphibians in general. He has contributed tremendously towards research and surveys for them.


‘Hiss’ passion is quite evident from the excitement still carries with him for snakes, which he first nursed as a Masters Student in Zoology.

Recent Articles

Dendrepahis girii

For Varad Giri, discovering a new species of snake was a dream come true. To add to his joy, the newly discovered species has been named after him — Dendrepahis girii. “I am happy that the new snake species has been named after me. It is an honour for a... read more

Gegeneophis pareshi

A new species of a caecilian found in a plantation near Cotigao wildlife sanctuary in Canacona has been named after the range forest officer (RFO) of Bondla Paresh Porob. This is the first time in history that a creature has been named after a Goan. Speaking to TOI,... read more

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