Subdoluseps nilgiriensis is Discovered in Coimbatore

18 May 2021 Current Affairs:Subdoluseps nilgiriensis is a new species of an Asian gracile skink that has been discovered at Anaikatti hills, Coimbatore.

This species is only the third skink species discovered from the Indian continent in the past thousand years. The body of the reptile is slender, only about 7 cm, and the color is sandy brown. The inconspicuous limbs of stone dragons make them look like snakes. Most stone dragons are diurnal and non-toxic. As we all know, skink feeds on insects such as termites and small spiders. It is currently classified as a vulnerable species.

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