New species found in Papua New Guinea

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More than 200 species of animals and plants have recently been unveiled after two-month survey in Nakanai and Muller mountain ranges. The discoveries consist of 2 mammals, 24 species of frog, 9 plants, nearly 100 insects and about 100 spiders. It was reported that the project was implemented by Conservation International’s rapid assessment programme, Papua New Guinea\'s Institute for Biological Research and A Rocha International Conservation Organization. Scientists explored different altitudes, cave systems and rivers throughout Muller and Nakanai ranges. They accessed remote areas by plane, helicopter and even on foot.

 


In south-east Asia, new species were also introduced for the first time in a WWF International report. It can be seen that the Greater Mekong is considered to have diverse habitats and species. The Greater Mekong region covers Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan.

 


A tube-nosed fruit bat is regarded to be an exotic discovery in Papua New Guinea

A tube-nosed fruit bat is regarded to be an exotic discovery in Papua New Guinea

 


That bat shares common characteristics with Yoda in “Star Wars”

That bat shares common characteristics with Yoda in “Star Wars

 


This is the first time a mouse with a long white-tipped tail has ever been discovered in the world

This is the first time a mouse with a long white-tipped tail has ever been discovered in the world

 


A frog with distinct yellow spots was observed in the Muller Range mountains

A frog with distinct yellow spots was observed in the Muller Range mountains

 


An orange spider was one of the latest discoveries of scientists

An orange spider was one of the latest discoveries of scientists

 


This species of frog has the same size as a finger

This species of frog has the same size as a finger

 


Scientists Piotr Naskrecki and David Rentz succeeded in spotting a pink-eyed leaf katytid

Scientists Piotr Naskrecki and David Rentz succeeded in spotting a pink-eyed leaf katytid

 


This is considered to be one of the most venomous snakes inhabiting in southern Vietnam

This is considered to be one of the most venomous snakes inhabiting in southern Vietnam

 


The cricket-chirping frog was found in Quang Nam province, Vietnam

The cricket-chirping frog was found in Quang Nam province, Vietnam

 


Another venomous species of snake was detected in northern Vietnam

Another venomous species of snake was detected in northern Vietnam

 


Spotted Danio fish was discovered in Myanmar

Spotted Danio fish was discovered in Myanmar

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/10/08