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Rare mammal sighted in Arunchal

Rare mammal sighted in Arunchal
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First Published: Thu, Jul 21 2011. 02 37 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Jul 21 2011. 02 37 PM IST
New Delhi: A team of WWF-India officials in Arunchal Pradesh has sighted a rare mammal that till now was believed to be common to Yunan province of China.
The black pika (ochotona nigritia) is believed to be a relative of the rabbit.
Aishwarya Maheshwari, senior project officer, WWF-India who filmed the black pika said, “This pika resembles the one discovered in China but it urgently needs genetic confirmation to know whether this newly reported pika is the same or a new subspecies.”
It was earlier discovered in Pianma in the Yunnan province of China in 2000.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 21 2011. 02 37 PM IST
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