Question

Which of the following number denotes the number of species of flora and fauna found in India?

A

14000 and 81000

B

26000 and 81000

C

35000 and 81000

D

47000 and 81000

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Solution

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D

47000 and 81000

 India is one of the world’s richest countries in terms of its vast array of biological diversity, and has nearly 8 per cent of the total number of species in the world (estimated to be 1.6 million). Over 81,000 species of fauna and 47,000 species of flora are found in this country so far. Of the estimated 47,000 plant species, about 15,000 flowering species are endemic (indigenous) to India.

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