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Atretochoana eiselti Specimens Found in Brasil

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Still can't pronounce that name, these guys are very rare, they look like snakes but seems they are more like frogs, as I can read. Anyway, I thought it was cool to share it. Let's wish people don't start hunting them or selling them as pets.




PORTO VELHO, Brazil — Biologists have found five specimens of an exceedingly rare amphibian, Atretochoana eiselti, in the Brazilian Amazon, reported national media on Tuesday (31). The specimens, a species with an elongated cylindrical body and smooth skin, belonging to the family of so-called caecilians, were found near the construction site of a hydroelectric plant on the Madeira River in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia state in Northern Brazil.




....yeah, I know.....maybe last pic is gonna be confusing...just because this guy got no eyes neither.

www.brazildispatch.com...
www.larepublica.pe...
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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It appears to be a large human male pelvic apparatus. Very interesting creature though.
I remember seeing these on Discovery Channel a few years back. Way cooler than a snake,
kind of looks like it would be a real life pokemon.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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found near a hydroelectric dam construction site hmm hope they like deeper water



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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That has to be the most phallic looking creature i have ever seen.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Rule 34 comes to mind when I see this creature.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by Trueman


were found near the construction site of a hydroelectric plant on the Madeira River in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia state in Northern Brazil.



Another example of big business usurping the land from not just our species but many.

How many more examples do we need.


www.abc.net.au...

A flock of endangered birds has been discovered on the site of a nature refuge prompting calls for the federal environment minister, Tony Burke, to use his powers to scupper plans for a multi-billion-dollar coal mine on the site.



antinuclear.net...

Mining worries as frog species found – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 16 June 2010, The owner of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary says discovery of a new frog species is yet another reason to be wary of mining in the Flinders Ranges region of outback South Australia.Scientists say it is the first new species to be identified in SA in 45 years.



bsnorrell.blogspot.com.au...

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, and Sierra Club today filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management over Endangered Species Act violations connected to Grand Canyon uranium mining.


Though Obama has enacted a plan to stop the mining for 20 years


www.guardian.co.uk...

Barack Obama has taken a big step towards preserving one of the world's natural wonders, banning uranium mining on 1m acres of land around the Grand Canyon.


But what damage has already been done?

Do we even realise the meaning of extinct?

At least it is a step in the right direction. As is: www.lexisnexis.com... cies-act-to-prevent-mining-operation-requires-input-early-in-the-noi-review-process.aspx

Interesting species for sure. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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I bet Paris Hilton will be the first person to own one as a pet.

Amazing creature though, it's an amphibian. A phallic amphibian.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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that 3rd pic needs a censor bar on it



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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I have one as a pet already, his name is Willy




I wonder if this will stop production of the dam, this could impact this species especially if their is large number of them in the area.
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by Lysis
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Rule 34 comes to mind when I see this creature.


No exceptions.

This was so funny looking I had to make my wife wake up to look at it. She then looked at me with a "you are in trouble in the morning" look and went back to sleep. But something that funny...i had to share with someone.

What else can I say that might be more on topic?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:45 AM
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It's always good to know your thread had been inspirational for somebody else.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by -W1LL
I have one as a pet already, his name is Willy

I wonder if this will stop production of the dam, this could impact this species especially if their is large number of them in the area.
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Pet?...Are you serious?....I know some people like to put names to their...

Regarding the dam, I don't think they will stop it, but they probably will relocate the captured specimens.




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