Q. Consider the following statements regarding Sundaland Hotspot:
1. Only Nicobar is Indian Part of Sundaland Hotspot.
2. It is home to species like orangutans and pig-tailed langurs.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
The part of India that falls in the Sundaland Hotspot is the Nicobar Islands. Interestingly, it extends to the tectonic plates under the Indian Ocean.
- The hotspot is home to iconic species like orangutans, pig-tailed langurs, Javan and Sumatran rhinos, and proboscis monkeys found only in Borneo.
- Sundaland also has the distinction of being home to the world’s largest flowers, the rafflesia, which measure one metre across.