596 new plant and animal species found in ’18
10, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Scientists and taxonomists have documented 596 new species of flora and fauna from India in the year 2018.
- The details of the discoveries were made public by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
- Of the 596 species, 372 come under fauna (311 invertebrates and 61 vertebrates).
- The newly identified 224 plant species include seed plants, lichens, etc.