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New snake species named after Uddhav Thackeray’s younger son: 28.09.2019

Points to Remember:

  • Thackeray’s cat snake, a newly discovered species was named after Tejas, the younger son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, for his contribution to the find.
  • It was discovered in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra by Tejas in 2015.
  • The species falls in the category commonly called as cat snakes and belongs to the genus Boiga, a source said.
  • Tejas Thackeray spotted this species for the first time in 2015 and studied its behaviour in detail.
  • He presented these details to the Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and helped us with further research.
  • This new snake is arboreal, mostly seen close to forest streams, and is active during the night.
  • It is non-venomous and is known to grow up to three feet in length.
  • It feeds on eggs of Humayun’s night frog (Nyctibatrachushumayuni).
  • This behaviour was never reported in cat snakes from the Western Ghats earlier.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. What is the name of the new snake species which is named after Uddhav Thackeray’s younger son? Tejas



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