Dendrepahis girii

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...
Gegeneophis pareshi

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,...