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Xenophrys apatani :Talley Wildlife Sanctuary

Xenophrys apatani : Talley Wildlife Sanctuary:

A team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India recorded the forest-dwelling frog from the Talley Wildlife Sanctuary and named it as Xenophrys apatani.

  • The discovery was made by a team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in Shillong, in collaboration with their colleagues from ZSI, Pune, and ZSI, Itanagar.
  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The sanctuary ranges in elevation from 1,200 to 3,000 meters (3,900 to 9,800 feet) and features subtropical and temperate broadleaved and conifer forests.
  • Notable species include the clouded leopard, Malayan giant squirrel, Indian muntjac, and Asian palm civet.
  • Additionally, 130 bird species have been observed, including the black eagle, collared owlet, and Verditer flycatcher.
  • The sanctuary is also home to 16 endangered plant species, such as Panax sikkimensis, Acer hookeri, and Lilium grandiflora.