Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Seventeen New Species Discovered in Tanzania

Wonderful news...(1)

The rainforests of the South Nguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania were virtually unexplored until the arrival of Michele Menegon, a researcher from the Natural Science Museum of Trento, Italy, in 2004. She immediately began compiling a comprehensive list of reptile and amphibian species in the area. Five years later, a total of seventeen previously unknown species have been discovered.

Read the whole story at the link above - it will make your day.

My thanks go out to rpshen at NowPublic.


Related Links:

The Amphabian Ark Project

Life In Cold Blood


Sir David Attenborough

(1) Wonderful for it's own sake, but also when we consider that one of these little creatures may help us find a cure for cancer.

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