1 Laterite Narrow Mouthed frogLaterite Narrow Mouthed frog scientifically known as Microhyla laterite is the new species of frog discovered in laterite plateau of Manipal. The size of a male LNF is about 1.5 centimetres and that of a female is about 1.8 centimetres. The thumbnail-sized frog shares habitat with Ornate Narrow-mouthed frog, Cricket frogs, Bull Frogs, Common Skittering Frogs and Tree frogs.
2 Himalayan Forest ThrushHimalayan forest thrush scientifically known as Zoothera Salimalii is the new species of bird discovered in the forests of the Himalayas. The species named after late Indian ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali was distinguished by its musical song.