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New Species in New Guinea Discovered

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posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 12:25 PM
It's not really surprising that there remains to be a large amount of species that share this planet with us that have yet to be discovered, but it's amazing when we do come across them.

Alan Boyle writes: Conservationists are celebrating the discovery of more than 200 new species in the remote mountains of Papua New Guinea, ranging from flowers to frogs to mice.

The island of New Guinea and its surroundings have been a biological gold mine for more than a century, going back to the expeditions of Alfred Russel Wallace, a pioneer in evolutionary biology and contemporary of Charles Darwin who cataloged hundreds of species throughout the Malay Archipelago.


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posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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