New species of green cone fisherman discovered in India is named after Hogwarts founder Salazar Slytherin from Harry Potter series whose domestic animal is a snake

  • The new Salazar snake species was discovered in Aranachal Pradesh, India
  • Researchers say little is known about the biodiversity of the Himalayan region
  • Salazar's pit viper is predominantly green and venomous, but men have a red stripe

A kind of green pit snake of slime discovered in India is named after the character Salazar Slytherin from JK Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The green poisonous snake is named Trimeresurus salazar after the founder of Hogwarts House, but will simply be known as the pit wiper of Salazar.

In & # 39; Harry Potter stories, Salazar Slytherin was one of & # 39; the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – he founded the Slytherin House.

Hands of Salazar pit-adder species have an orange-red stripe along the head and more teeth than other pit-vipers.

A kind of green pit snake of slime discovered in India is named after the character Salazar Slytherin from the Harry Potter series of JK Rowling

Slytherin house has a snake on its womb and founder Salazar Slytherin could talk to snakes

Slytherin house has a snake on its womb and founder Salazar Slytherin could talk to snakes

The green venomous snake is named Trimeresurus salazar after the founder of the Hogwarts house, but will simply be known as the pit viper of Salazar

The green venomous snake is named Trimeresurus salazar after the founder of the Hogwarts house, but will simply be known as the pit viper of Salazar

Researchers from the National Center for Biological Sciences and Bombay Natural History Society found the snake in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Slytherin had the ability to talk to snakes – a rare skill called Parselmouth – and the symbol of his Hogwarts home was a snake.

In the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a giant snake called the Basilically terrorized Hogwarts students and was said to be in possession of Slytherin.

The new snake is the latest in a long line of & # 39; fantastic beasts & # 39; named after characters as objects in the Harry Potter series.

There is a black-hat spider and a crab named Harryplax severus.

The new pitfalls of Salazar – in the genus Trimeresurus – are charismatic poisonous snakes, spread widely across East and Southeast Asia.

The species that belong to the genus are morphologically cryptic, which makes it difficult to distinguish them in the field, & # 39; according to author Zeeshan Mirza.

A morphologically cryptic refers to two or more creatures that do not look alike but are actually different species.

& # 39; As a result, their true diversity could be underestimated, & # 39; said Mirza.

Researchers from the National Center for Biological Sciences and Bombay Natural History Society found the snake in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Researchers from the National Center for Biological Sciences and Bombay Natural History Society found the snake in Arunachal Pradesh, India

The species that belong to the genus are morphologically cryptic, which makes it difficult to distinguish them in the field, & # 39; according to author Zeeshan Mirza

The species that belong to the genus are morphologically cryptic, which makes it difficult to distinguish them in the field, & # 39; according to author Zeeshan Mirza

Arunachal Pradesh, where the new species was found, belongs to the Himalayan biodiversity hotspot, according to the research team.

This is already the second species discovered during an expedition to Arunachal Pradesh, Mirza said, adding that it reflects poorly on existing biodiversity documentation on north-eastern India.

"Future dedicated research conducted throughout northeastern India will help to document biodiversity, which is threatened by numerous development activities that include road broadening, agriculture and hydroelectric projects," he said.

The findings were published in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.

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