Uddhav Thackeray’s son ‘discovers’ crab species

FPJ BureauUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:42 PM IST
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s son Tejas has claimed to have discovered three new species of freshwater crabs, one of which was named after his surname.

“A few species of freshwater crabs endemic to the Western Ghats were discovered and described. The paper was published in Zootaxa on February 23,” a statement by Tejas Thackeray on Saturday said.

The 21-year-old, who is a student at a city college, stated, “I discovered and collected the types specimens of Ghatiana atropurpurea (Amboli), Ghatiana splendida (Chakul) and Gubernatoriana thackerayi (Raghuveer Ghat).”

“Along with Dr S K Pati of ZSI and Anil Khaire, I was a part of the naming and description of Ghatiana atropurpurea and Ghatiana splendida. The three Gubernatorianas (alcocki, thackerayi and waghi) were described and named by Pati,” he said in the release. PTI

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