NEW DELHI, Oct. 6, 2023 (TBINN)

Climate Change is deteriorating amphibian species around the world and the species continue to be the most threatened class of vertebrates, new research in Nature journal reports.

In India, 136 of the 426 species evaluated in the study were found to be threatened, an international team of researchers, including those from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (C.S.I.R.-C.C.M.B.), Hyderabad and other Indian institutes, said in their study.

Among the states with high amphibian diversity, Kerala has 178 species, of which, 84 are threatened, Tamil Nadu is next with 128 species of which 54 are threatened and Karnataka is in third place with 100 species of which 30 are threatened, study author Gururaja K. V. and faculty at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (M.A.H.E.), Bengaluru campus, said.

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