Trachypithecus pileatus brahma

20 ENDEMIC ANIMAL SPECIES FOUND IN NORTHEASTERN PART OF INDIA

Here is the list of 20 endemic animal species found only in the Northeastern part of India. Northeast India is the hub of plant and animal species. Some of the species so rare that they only found in this part of the world. In this list, we have included from fishes to amphibians to reptiles to mammals.

NorthEast India includes the seven states(Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura) also called seven sisters. As the region is perched with lots of mountains and rivers, makes a superb habitat for animals. A lot of species got loss in the past due to constant poaching. But, later on, government law enforcement and education succeed to decline poaching rates up to a certain level.

Buff-bellied Langur

(Trachypithecus pileatus brahma)

Buff bellied Langur

They are found in the rainforests forests of Assam. These primates mostly feed on green leaves, buds, twigs, flowers, fruits and they are strictly arboreal.

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

(Biswamoyopterus biswasi)

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

These are found in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh. This species of Squirrel is nocturnal, an arboreal flying squirrel.

Tawny Breasted Wren-Babbler

(Spelaeornis longicaudatus)

Tawny Breasted Wren Babbler

They are endemic to rainy forests of Khasi Hills of Northeast India. Due to habitat loss, this bird is one of the threatened birds in India.

White Napped Yuhina

(Yuhina bakeri)

White napped Yuhina

Yellow-faced Leaf Warbler

(Phylloscopus cantator)

Yellowfaced Leaf Warbler

Bugun Liocichla

(Liocichla bugunorum)

Bugun Liocichla

Arunachal macaque

(Macaca munzala)

Arunachal macaque

Cherrapunji Keelback

(Amphiesma xenura)

Cherrapunji Keelback

Sikkim False Wolf Snake

(Lycodon gammiei)

Sikkim False Wolf Snake

Found in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. Named after a naturalist called Alexander Gammie who planted Chinchona plants in the region. The snake has alternating dark and light irregular rings on the body, the head is dark olive, and there are light spots in the center of most head shields.

Bamboo Pitviper

(Trimeresurus gramineus)

Bamboo Pitviper

Photo by Thomas Brown

Manipur Moustached Caecilian

(Ichthyophis moustakius)

Ichthyophis moustakius

Garo Hills Bush Frog

(Philautus garo)

Garo Hills Bush Frog

Assamese Cascade Frog

(Amolops assamensis)

Amolops assamensis

Assam Painted Frog

(Kaloula assamensis)

Assam Painted Frog

Khasi Hills Frog

(Limnonectes khasianus)

Khasi Hills Frog

Suffry Flying Frog

(Rhacophorus suffry)

Suffry Flying Frog

Nagaland Montane Torrent Toad

(Duttaphrynus chandai)

Nagaland Montane Torrent Toad

Khasi Hills Forest Lizard

(Calotes maria)

Khasi Hills Forest Lizard

Photo by Harikrishnan S

Norvill’s Flying Lizard

(Draco norvillii)

Norvill's Flying Lizard

Photo by Porag Jt Phukan

Abor Hills Agama

(Pseudocalotes austeniana)

Abor Hills Agama

Photo by Pooja Rathod

It is a rare species of agamid lizard endemic to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Commonly known as Abor Hills Agama or Annandale’s dragon.

Bottom Line

The Northeast region of India is rich in greenery. The rainy forests of this part of India can be considered lung of India producing enough oxygen for the growing population. But, due to recent developments in the region more cities, towns are created causing destruction of forests. As many forests are being cleared every day, animals losing their habitats.

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