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Nine new animal species discovered in Himachal

Oct 24, 2020 14:45 IST

According to a new report by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) released recently, in 2019, nine new animal species were discovered in Himachal Pradesh. 

The new species include wasps, true bugs, fish and caddisfly. Out of this, one was an insect, which has been named after the high school student who spotted it. 

Further, new records of five species were found in Himachal. This refers to species that exist in other parts of the globe but have been recorded for the first time in India.

In India in 2019, 368 new animal species were discovered in entirety.