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Alycaeus himalayae

7th November, 2023 Environment

Alycaeus himalayae

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  • A new snail species, Alycaeus himalayae, has been discovered in Arunachal cave.


  • Alycaeus is a genus of small land snails, and members of the family Alycaeidae.
  • These are distributed from Southern India to Japan.
  • The Himalayan region is one of the centers of their diversity in terms of the number of species and genera.
  • This new species differs from all other Himalayan alycaeid species due to its yellowish, conical shell.
  • Alycaeus himalayae N. differs from all other Alycaeus species by the characteristic trumpet-like projection on the outer side of the operculum.


Q. Recently, Alycaeus himalayae was in the news. What is it?

1.A long-fingered bat


3.A bamboo-dwelling bat


Choose the correct code.

1.    A

2.    B

3.    C

4.    D


1.    B