Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Species Found in The Last Two Years

Congo:

Captive male Lesula [photo: Noel Rowe]
Lesula [photo: Maurice Emetshu]
Read more after the jump

[Photo: John A. Hart, Kate M. Detwiler, Christopher C. Gilbert, Andrew S. Burrell,
James L. Fuller, Maurice Emetshu, Terese B. Hart, Ashley Vosper, Eric J. Sargis,
Anthony J. Tosi]
[Photo: John A. Hart, Kate M. Detwiler, Christopher C. Gilbert, Andrew S. Burrell,
James L. Fuller, Maurice Emetshu, Terese B. Hart, Ashley Vosper, Eric J. Sargis,
Anthony J. Tosi]
Papua New Guinea:

Tube nosed fruit bat. I love the polka dotted ears

Pinocchio Frog [photo: Tim Laman]
Inchworm moth
Unknown moth
As yet unnamed imperial pigeon [photo: Neville Kemp]
Like a bee, this unnamed blossom bat is a pollinator

Borneo

Horned frog [photo: Joris van Alphen]


Long fanged jumping spider [photo: Joris van Alphen]

Giant millipede [photo: Joris van Alphen]
Peru

Enigmatic porcupine [photo: Alexander Pari]

Night monkey [photo: Alexander Pari]
Myanmar

Snub nosed monkey [photo: Ngwe Lwin]
One Mile Underground:

Devil worm [photo:  A. G. Borgonie, Ghent University]

Malasia

Spongiforma squarepantsii mushroom looks and acts like a sponge
[photo: Thomas Bruns]

Photos culled from several National Geographic articles hereherehere, here and here

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