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Its raining bush frogs: 9 new species from the Western Ghats

If you get airdropped in the misty mountains of the Western Ghats - a global hotspot for biodiversity on the west coast of Peninsular India - one is likely to be engulfed by a rich array of frog calls, from the canopy to the forest floor and grasslands. Many of these calls will be bush frogs.

Mountain topography of Western Ghats affects monsoon rainfall

The topography of the Western Ghats influences the rainfall over the mountain region, finds a recent study. The Western Ghats,a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of India, is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Though a world heritage site, it also houses a sizeable human population. Rainfall from the summer monsoon plays a huge role for all inhabitants of the Ghats: the flora and fauna, and the people. Accurate prediction of rainfall in this region will be very useful.