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Wroughtons Free-Tailed Bat Otomops wroughtoni
2013-06-25 19:31:15

Wroughton's free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is a species of free-tail bat that can be found in a restricted range that includes a small portion of Cambodia and the Western Ghats. Its range is so small that it only appears in a few areas including two places in Karnataka, India and in the Barapede Caves between in the Belgaum district. Its exact distribution is not known, however, because...

Purple Frog
2009-01-17 17:31:24

The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is a species of frog belonging to the family Sooglossidae. It is found in the Western Ghats in India. It is also known as the Pignose Frog. It is a fairly new recognized species as it was discovered in 2003. However it was well known to the local people before this and several earlier specimens had been ignored. It is a unique species for its...

Indian Earth Snake
2007-03-19 17:33:38

The Indian Earth Snake, Uropeltis pulneyensis, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. Typically it is found in the Palni and Travancore hills at elevations of 5000 to 7000 feet. The male grows to about 12 inches long, where as the female is generally smaller at only 6 - 8 inches long.

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