Scientists Discover 200 New Species in Two Months Scientists Discover 200 New Species in Two Months
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Scientists Discover 200 New Species in Two Months

by Patrick James

October 9, 2010

After spending two months in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea, scientists have discovered 200 new species of spiders, mammals, and frogs, like this handsome member of the Litoria genimaculata group. 

Wired Science has a fantastic collection of photographs of these fascinating critters.

Photo by Stephen Richards, Conservation International

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Scientists Discover 200 New Species in Two Months