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Bufoides bhupathyi

14th October, 2023 Environment

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  • A group of scientists from India and the United Kingdom have discovered a new species of toad - Bufoides bhupathyi in the Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram.


  • Bufoides is a small genus of true toads, family
  • The genus is endemic to Northeast India, with one species known from the Garo and Khasi Hills.
  • Bufoides are small toads; the maximum sizes of the two species are 30 and 47 mm.


There are two recognized species:

  • Bufoides kempi
  • Bufoides meghalayanus
  • Bufoides bhupathyi Naveen


Q. Recently, Bufoides bhupathyi was in the news. What is it?

1. Salamander Species

2. Toad Species

3. Kelp

4. A Seagrass Species

Choose the correct code.

1.    A

2.    B

3.    C

4.    D


Option 2. B. Toad Species