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New species remain hidden in the myristica swamps of the Western Ghats

Updated : November 04, 2019 06:19 PM IST

The swamps of Kerala are a haven of species endemic to the Western Ghats, particularly amphibians and reptiles. Most recently, researchers have discovered a new mushroom species from the Kerala swamps.
A new genus of an endemic frog was discovered in the Kerala’s swamp in 2013. Now, researchers have unraveled its cryptic breeding behaviour consisting of a diverse male call repertoire and a peculiar choice of site to lay eggs.
Myristica swamps are an ancient ecosystem dominated by evergreen trees of the Myristica genus.
New species remain hidden in the myristica swamps of the Western Ghats

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