Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Amazon Expedition Discovers Dozens of New Animals
Sporting a flashy pattern of lavender on black, this newfound species of toad is among two-dozen animals that scientists discovered recently in the highlands of the northern Amazon.
A nickname came easily for this newly discovered species, dubbed the big-mouth catfish by scientists who found it in the highlands of eastern Suriname.
Among the two-dozen new animals recently discovered in Suriname were four frogs belonging to the genus Eleutherodactylus, including this species yet to be named.
This unusual snake is not new to science, but it's an important harbinger of environmental health, according to scientists who found it in Suriname