Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India
 
MOEF

Major scientific contributions

 New discoveries:

Over 250 species  (fishes, amphibians and insects) were and described as new to science by the scientists of the Centre.

Rediscovery: Two important mammal species from Kerala, believed to have been extinct namely The Malabar Civet and the small Tranvancore Flying squirrel were rediscovered. The Largest species of earthworm found in India, Dravida nilamburensis was rediscovered after a lapse of a century from Nilambur, (Kerala).