33 species of reptiles are found in Dampa Tiger Reserve | Popgen Tech


Guwahati: Sixteen species of snakes have been reported for the first time from Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram showing the rich reptilian diversity of the reserve.

A new study of reptile diversity in Dampa Tiger Reserve (DTR) by researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (WII) and Mizoram University (MU) recorded 33 species of reptiles – about 27% of the total reptile diversity recorded in Mizoram. . This includes new distribution records for 16 species of snakes and observations of rare species, including Smithophis atemporalis, Smithophis bicolorand Boiga quincunciata.


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