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New snake species named after the mother of Army Colonel

Guwahati: A new venomous snake species found in Meghalaya and Mizoram have been named after the mother of an Army Colonel posted in Meghalaya who collected the species. The new species- Trimeresurus mayaae is a cryptic species of green pit viper found in Northeast India based on specimens collected from Mizoram and Meghalaya. The discovery of the new snake species was published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers […]