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New Animal Discoveries


Fish & Aquatic

Saltwater Flatworm "pale yellow and about the size of a silver dollar, can take down mollusks in their shells, thanks to a powerful neurotoxin also found in puffer fish." 2-16-06
Goby Fish (2 new species)


A third of an inch long each, was discovered by scientists diving at the Saba Bank Atoll in the Netherlands Antilles last month." 2-14-06
New Coral Reef Discovered off the coast of Thailand


golden-mantled tree kangaroo
Researchers for environmental group World Wildlife Fund claim they may have discovered a new species of carnivore in the rainforests of Borneo. The animal, which is slightly bigger than a cat, was photographed twice by a camera trap at night.


Smoky honeyeater


Discovered on the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. 2-16-06
Berlepschs six-wired bird of paradise
golden-fronted Bowerbird in 1981

Reptile & Amphibian

“Cueva del Fantasma” (Cave of the Ghost)

Located deep in the hills of a Venezuelan jungle in one of the most inaccessible and unexplored regions of the world. has a unique skin pattern, absence of fringes on fingers, moderate toe webbing, tongue characteristics, and yellow and orange coloration on its undersides. It is described as a fast-moving frog that lives along creeks and in quiet pools along small streams along the slopes near the cave. 2-16-06
Effigia Two Columbia scientists have discovered the fossil of a toothless crocodile relative that looks like a six-foot-long, two-legged dinosaur, but is actually a distant cousin of today's alligators and crocodiles.
More than 20 new species of frog.


Assassin Spiders Assassin spiders, which grow to less than an eighth of an inch long, are notorious for stabbing helpless spiders with their sharp, venom-filled fangs attached to their super-sized jaws. Assassin spiders also possess very long necks so they can attack their prey from a distance.
"scaly-foot" snail Discovered around deep-sea vents in the Indian Ocean in 2003. Not yet formally named, they are the only animals known to deposit the mineral, which is called greigite.
4 new species of butterfly.

Plants & All Other

Seaweed "A dozen new species of seaweed in a two-week study of the Saba Bank Atoll in the Dutch Windward Islands, 150 miles southeast of Puerto Rico." 2-16-06
Rhododendron Flower largest rhododendron flower on record - almost six inches (15 centimeters) across.
New Cave Image: "Cueva del Fantasma" "Cueva del Fantasma"—Spanish for "Cave of the Ghost"—is so vast that two helicopters can comfortably fly into it and land next to a towering waterfall.
(5) five new palms
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)—A team of scientists exploring an isolated jungle in one of Indonesia's most remote provinces said they discovered dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants—as well as large mammals hunted to near extinction elsewhere. 2-16-06
By going where no human had gone before, scientists found 40 new species in Indonesia.
27 Unknown Creatures Found in California Caves. 2-16-06

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