29 Apr '16, 7pm

These 7 species from Bolivia are totally new to science!

First it was a frog. Then, catfish. Now, researchers on a major expedition in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park have announced more new species that were, until now, unknown to science. In total, the expedition has uncovered three new frogs, three catfish, and a lizard species. The expedition is called Identidad Madidi, and it comprises dozens of Bolivian researchers traversing Madidi National Park’s wide variety of ecosystems from lowland Amazon rainforest to the high peaks of the Andes. Along the way, they’re cataloging all the animals and plants they can find. Their first discovery was made at their very first survey site in June, 2015: a new robber frog of the Oreobates genus. Since then, they’ve added six more new species to their ever-growing tally. They’ve also been recording a multitude of species that weren’t officially known to inhabit the park, and conducting outre...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2016/04/bolivian-expedition-fin...

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