Nearly 500 new species discovered
The past two years have led to the discovery of hundreds of new plant and animal types.
Scientists from the 10 Senckenberg institutes in Germany uncovered 491 new species of plants and animals from all over the world in 2011 and 2012 — some of them by studying previously unidentified material or using new research methods.
They include the Yellow Dyer Rain Frog, colorful land crabs and the first eyeless huntsman spider.
Some of new species are threatened with extinction, despite just having been discovered.
— Read it at Science Daily
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Photo: Senckenberg / The Yellow Dyer Rain Frog is among the newly discovered species.
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