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Scientists find 200 new frog species in Madagascar [May. 10th, 2009|06:27 pm]
Nature and Science: Intriguing science and nature

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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_madagascar_frogs;_ylt=Auv7vV2oULYbAE9MSno0Qu54hMgF


guibemantis liber


boophis aff miniatus ranomafanakely


boophis aff elenae


boophis ulftunni
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Tanzania's Toad Haul [Jan. 29th, 2009|03:52 pm]
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This toad from the Nectophrynoides genus is one of 15 amphibian species in Tanzania that have been described for the first time. They were found during research led by UK conservation charity Frontiers.

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This species of Nectophrynoides is still new to science and has not been given a common name yet. Researchers say it is the largest toad to have been found in the genus.


As well as their distinctive markings and colourings, the researchers say Nectophrynoides are also unique because females give birth to offspring rather than lay eggs.


The researchers say that the range of these frogs appears to be restricted to a few remote valleys deep in the mountain forests of eastern Tanzania.


This species of burrowing toad, with its long nose, belongs to the genus Probreviceps. Its habitat in Tanzania's mountain forests is under threat from deforestation, the researchers warned.


Researchers believe this tree frog is a new species within the Leptopelis genus because it was found at higher altitudes than the similar looking Leptopelis parkeri (Parker's forest tree frog)
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Video Footage of a Rare Frog Found in India [Jan. 9th, 2009|05:56 pm]
Nature and Science: Intriguing science and nature

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7814913.stm


FROM THE BBC

"A rare type of frog has been filmed for the first time by scientists.

The purple frog was only discovered in 2003 in the Western Ghats, in India.

The chubby amphibian spends most of its time buried underground, surfacing only to breed during the monsoon."
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New Iguana Found in Fiji [Sep. 19th, 2008|03:22 pm]
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From LiveScience


A new iguana, Brachylophus bulabulahas, been discovered in the central regions of Fiji. Credit: USGS

More info here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080918/sc_livescience/newiguanaspeciesfoundinfiji;_ylt=AjC96hzLHM0LLL4ncUycgCF4hMgF
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Armoured Mistfrog [Sep. 11th, 2008|03:32 pm]
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In this photo released by James Cook University, an armoured mistfrog is recently discovered in far north Queensland in this July 12, 2008 photo. The creatures had not been seen since 1991 and were thought to have been wiped out by a fungus.
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Cleveland zoo researchers find rare giant turtle in Vietnam [Apr. 17th, 2008|12:36 pm]
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Researchers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo have discovered a rare giant turtle in northern Vietnam — a find that carries great scientific and cultural significance. Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle was previously thought to be extinct in the wild. Three other turtles of the species are in captivity, said experts from the Zoo's Asian turtle program.

more at the source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080417/ap_on_sc/zoo_rare_turtle;_ylt=AijCIEsMgVhboHpsKLIDNV8DW7oF
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Under the Pacific: Images from the Visions 2005 Project [Apr. 4th, 2008|07:32 pm]
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White Octopus at Mothra

This rare white octopus was caught on camera during a dive on the Mothra hydrothermal vent field.

A stalked Crinoid

This animal is an echinoderm (related to sea stars) called a crinoid. Its feathery arms capture food that drifts down from above.

By the Wind Sailor

This By the Wind Sailor, Velella velella, is a type of colonial jelly.
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Albino Alligator [Apr. 3rd, 2008|03:58 pm]
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White Diamond', an Albino alligator is seen in the water of his pool at the Safari Park in Hodenhagen, near Hamburg, northern Germany, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The rare albino-alligator from the everglades in Louisiana is part of a reptile show that can be seen until April 27, 2008.
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Trunk-cam reveals jungle secrets [Mar. 31st, 2008|11:43 am]
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Cameras held by elephants' trunks have been used to provide an intimate view of tigers in the jungle.

This is a great story! Cameras were mounted in elephant's trunk to get a spy's closeup of jungle life - check out the link below. You can even watch the videos!


More at the source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7312511.stm
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Alligators move lungs to dive and roll in water [Mar. 17th, 2008|10:29 am]
Nature and Science: Intriguing science and nature

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American alligators in an undated photo. The alligators can stealthily manoeuvre through water leaving hardly a ripple, despite having neither fins nor flippers like other adept swimmers. Instead, they use special muscles to shift the position of their lungs, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.




More at the source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080313/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_alligators
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