17 Dec '11, 2pm

New large horned viper discovered, but biologists keep location quiet: In a remote forest fragment in Tanzania,

New large horned viper discovered, but biologists keep location quiet: In a remote forest fragment in Tanzania,

RELATED ARTICLES Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year June 20, 2011 06:45 AM Scientists confirm ancient Egyptian knowledge: Nile crocodile is two species September 21, 2011 12:08 PM 40% of Madagascar's reptiles at risk of extinction November 10, 2011 02:55 PM New 'demon' bat discovered in Vietnam September 2, 2011 08:39 AM /enn_original_news/article/43733 In a remote forest fragment in Tanzania, scientists have made a remarkable discovery: a uniquely-colored horned viper extending over two feet long (643 millimeters) that evolved from its closest relative over two million years ago. Unfortunately, however, the new species—named Matilda's horned viper (Atheris matildae)—survives in a small degraded habitat and is believed to be Critically Endangered. Given its scarcity, its discoverers are working to preempt an insidious threat to the new species. ADVE...

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