New species of flying lizard found in Mizoram

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New-species-of-flying-lizard-found-in-MizoramMizoram's flying lizard species has been officially named as Gecko mizoramensis.

An Overview of the News 

  • The research for this discovery was done through a collaborative effort between Mizoram University and the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen, Germany.

  • The study detailing the findings of the research on the gliding gecko species was published in a renowned German journal on herpetology.

  • Specimens of Gecko mizoramensis were collected from different places of Mizoram.

  • Collection sites include the Wildlife Sanctuary in Kolasib District, Dampa Tiger Reserve, and Lawngtlai District.


  • It is a state located in Northeast India.

  • The name "Mizoram" is a combination of two words: "Mizo" and "Ram."

  • "Mizo" refers to the self-described name of the original inhabitants of Mizoram.

  • Establishment - 20 February 1987

Capital - Aizawl

Chief Minister - Zoramthanga

Official flower - Renanthera imschootiana

Official Animal - Sumatran Serow

Official Tree - Ceylon Ironwood

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