01 Sep '11, 9am

Fascinating New Species Found in Papua New Guinea

Fascinating New Species Found in Papua New Guinea

According to a report from Huliq , the expedition was undertaken over the course of two months in 2009 by the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program -- a group that aims to explore for unique life in some of the world's most remote regions. Traveling through the forests of Papua New Guinea, two teams of researchers managed to find dozens of new frog species, nine new plants, two new mammals, and nearly 100 new insects. Encountering such an assortment of previously undiscovered species is something even experienced biologists didn't think was possible in this day and age. The crew's lead researcher, Steve Richards, expresses his surprised to the AFP : To find a completely new genus of mammal in this day and age is pretty cool. I mean, people have heard of birds of paradise and tree-climbing kangaroos and stuff, but when you look even closer at the small things ...

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