New type of newt found in pollution-free forestA type of rare salamander, or new type of newt found at Doi Phu Kha National Park in Nan province. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool)A Chulalongkorn University biology research team has discovered a new type of newt at Doi Phu Kha National Park in Nan province. The newt has been named Doi Phu Kha Newt, or in local language Kratang Nam Doi Phu Kha, says Porrawee Promchote, a lecturer on biology at the university's faculty of science. "The discovery of the newt means the ecology of Doi Phu Kha is pollution-free because newts will only survive in a clean environment," Mr Porrawee said. About 50 Doi Phu Kha newts were found living near the water resource on the mountain -- 1,796 metres above the mean sea level.
Source: Bangkok Post July 05, 2020 19:18 UTC