Q. Minervarya Pentali sometimes in news is a?

[A] Frog species

[B] Type of plant

[C] Butterfly species

[D] Tribal artform

Answer: A

About Minervarya Pentali: 

  • Minervarya Pentali is a new frog species from the genus Minervarya. It is also among the smallest known Minervarya frogs. 
  • The species was discovered from the Western Ghats. The species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats. 
  • The species has been named after former DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental. 

About Minervarya: 

  • Minervarya is a genus of frogs in the family Dicroglossidae. The identity and taxonomic status of all known members of this genus are from Peninsular India.