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Dec 3 - New snake species discovered in India
 

 
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Researchers have discovered a new species of non-venomous burrowing snake in Arunachal Pradesh, named Trachischium apteii. It was found under fallen logs inside a thickly forested area of the Tally Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near the town of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh during a field expedition by researchers in July 2019.

“Three specimens of the new species were found in field that helped diagnose the new species,” states the paper published by three researchers — Harshal Bhonsle, Gaurang Gowande and Zeeshan Mirza — in the international science journal Comptes Rendus Biologies.

While Mr. Bonsle is a*sociated with the bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai, Mr. Gowande is a*sociated with Pune’s Fergusson College, and Mr. Mirza works with the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru. Mr. Mirza said that the newly discovered species belongs to a group of fossorial snakes that live mostly underground, and surface mainly during or after a heavy monsoon shower.

Burrowing habit

Experts behind the discovery suggested that due to the burrowing habits of species of this genus, snakes belonging to the group are seldom seen and hence remain poorly studied. This could have been one of the reasons that the species had eluded the researchers.

Trachischium apteii was named so to honour the contribution of Deepak Apte, well-known marine biologist and Director of the BNHS. Trachischium species are commonly called slender snakes, and are currently known by seven species that are distributed across the Himalayas, and the Indo-Burma and Indo-China regions.

Morphologically, the snake is distinguished by smooth and dorsal scales arranged in 15 rows throughout the body. The dorsal colour of the holotype is dark brown to black with faint dorsal longitudinal lines. Large-sized members of the genus measure about 293 mm to 299 mm (measuring less than a foot, that is 300 mm or 30 cm).

Researchers behind the discovery, who covered large tracts of forested land in northeast India, said that they have documented more species from the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, which is likely to yield new species. Work is underway to describe them.

Underlining that forests across northeast India have not been well-explored for their biodiversity, especially reptiles, amphibians and most invertebrate groups, the authors have said that “anthropogenic pressures like road widening, construction of dams and hydropower plants threaten the forest and biodiversity across Arunachal Pradesh”.

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 2 weeks ago '07        #2
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fu*k snakes as a reptile, nasty MF'kn snake and as a MF'kn species, and if you...

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 Avon_Barksdale said
fu*k snakes as a reptile, nasty MF'kn snake and as a MF'kn species, and if you...



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 2 weeks ago '13        #4
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Indians love to play with snakes
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 2 weeks ago '14        #5
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I am surprised it doesnt have 3 conjoined heads or something odd
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 NYSTATEOFMIND said
I am surprised it doesnt have 3 conjoined heads or something odd


 2 weeks ago '06        #7
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I knew it was you..lol

Black herpers salute Hopefully my Super Dwarf retics go this year!!
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 2 weeks ago '08        #8
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"Your mama done told me about this Big Snake situation"


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Indians love to play with snakes

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See, we aren't causing mass extinction! We are still finding new species

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 zzxxccvvbb said
See, we aren't causing mass extinction! We are still finding new species

Fact's...

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 2 weeks ago '06        #12
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I laugh when I hear some new discovery sh*t... This is still an alien planet, what they mean is they found some sh*t they haven't before... sh*t been here longer than us
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 2 weeks ago '04        #13
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Bruh WTF is going on over in India!?!? What's in the water besides EVERY LIVING ORGANISM known and unknown to modern day science?!?! Still looking forward to visiting India one day.

 2 weeks ago '04        #14
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 zzxxccvvbb said
See, we aren't causing mass extinction! We are still finding new species
Imagine the sh*t we k*lled before we even discovered it...




 2 weeks ago '04        #15
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 itZVerZe318 said
I laugh when I hear some new discovery sh*t... This is still an alien planet, what they mean is they found some sh*t they haven't before... sh*t been here longer than us
I know right. Imagine what type of sh!t they gonna find if they ever able to get biologist and naturalist in places like North Korea and Sudan.

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 itZVerZe318 said
I laugh when I hear some new discovery sh*t... This is still an alien planet, what they mean is they found some sh*t they haven't before... sh*t been here longer than us
It’s new to us, that why it’s called a “new discovery”. They’re not saying the species is literally new. You know that right?

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India's a nasty sh*t hole anyways.

Snakes are gross though, we don't have poisonous ones nearby (even though there are a few listed for this region of my state). We always have a few black rat snakes around sun bathing late spring thru early summer.

While they are actually pretty harmless and beneficial, as they feed on the other nasty's (rodents) I don't like seeing them right outside my front door catching some rays.

I choose nature these days I guess and just squirt them with water to get them to move on, instead of my prior past of machete and pellet gun.

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 JJH35 said
India's a nasty sh*t hole anyways.

Snakes are gross though, we don't have poisonous ones nearby (even though there are a few listed for this region of my state). We always have a few black rat snakes around sun bathing late spring thru early summer.

While they are actually pretty harmless and beneficial, as they feed on the other nasty's (rodents) I don't like seeing them right outside my front door catching some rays.

I choose nature these days I guess and just squirt them with water to get them to move on, instead of my prior past of machete and pellet gun.
What state you live in? People eat snakes down here in Texas. sh*t can actually be good if done right.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #19
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 eazyvaboy said
I know right. Imagine what type of sh!t they gonna find if they ever able to get biologist and naturalist in places like North Korea and Sudan.
Our planet worries about sh*t we can't fathom or completely comprehend such as space rather than master what we have in front of us... We haven't even cleared our own planet yet but worrying about wtf Mars doing... Typical earthling sh*t



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