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Dec 15, 2008

Green Pitviper
A female Gumprecht's green pitviper (Trimeresurus gumprechti)
© Piyawan Niyomwan

According to a new report by WWF and partners, over 1,000 species have been newly discovered in the Greater Mekong in the past decade. That’s an average of two per week--making this one of the most prolific rates of discovery in the world. Findings include 519 plants, 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, 4 birds, 4 turtles, 2 salamanders and a toad.

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Dragon Millipede “Dragon millipede”
(Desmoxytes purpurosea)
Scientists suggest that the bright color is a warning to predators of the millipede’s toxicity.
© Somsak Panha

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Posted: Monday December 15, 2008, 12:26 pm
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