Wednesday, December 19, 2012

[WWF • 2011] Extra Terrestrial: Extraordinary new species discoveries in 2011 from the Greater Mekong


Front cover photo: A visually stunning ‘yin-yang’ frog (Leptobrachium leucops), just one of five new amphibian species discovered in the region in 2011 © Jodi J. L. Rowley/Australian Museum.

Extra Terrestrial
Extraordinary new species discoveries in 2011 from the Greater Mekong

126 new species have been discovered in the Greater Mekong in the past year. The total newly identified by scientists in 2011 includes 82 plants, 21 reptiles, 13 fish, 5 amphibians, and 5 mammals


  
Bangana musaei                                                                                     Boraras naevus


  
Trimeresurus rubeus                                                               Leptobrachium leucops

Extra Terrestrial
 | Extraordinary new species discoveries in 2011 from the Greater Mekong

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