Scientists find 200 new species in Papua New Guinea

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 7, 2010 10:34

SYDNEY — A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in the remote mountains of Papua New Guinea.

The findings were unveiled this week by Washington DC-based Conservation International, whose researchers discovered a kaleidoscopic array of critters during two expeditions to the South Pacific island nation in 2009.

Among the finds: 24 frog species, scores of spiders and around 100 insects including ants and dragonflies that appear to have never been described in scientific literature before, the conservation group said.


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