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.

Highlights:
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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