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+$Slideshow: 441 New Amazon Species Discovered Since 2010

  • 日期+$07 November 2013
  • 作者WWF
  • 评论

在2010年至2013年的四年中,441个新物种在亚马逊进行了科学鉴定。这些发现包括一种像猫一样咕噜咕噜的小鸡猴和一种新鲜的激情花,它从花朵的中心发芽出意大利细丝状的细丝。

各种科学家描述了新物种,世界自然基金会编制了258种植物,84种鱼类,58种两栖动物,22种爬行动物,18种鸟类和一种哺乳动物。

+$The vast Amazon landscape spans eight countries and one in 10 known species on Earth lives there. Millions of species live here and most are still undescribed.

+$Here's a look at a selection of recent discoveries:

  • new amazon monkey

    +$Callicebus Caquetensis

    +$This new species of titi monkey is one of about 20 species of titi monkeys living in the Amazon basin. This particular critter purrs like a cat.

  • new amazon plant

    +$Sobralia Imavieirae

    +$This new orchid species is from Roraima in the Brazilian Amazon.

  • new amazon fish

    +$Tometes Camunani

    +$This herbivore piranha is found in the upper drainages of the rio Trombetas basin in Brazil.

  • new amazon lizard

    +$Cercosaura Hypnoides

    +$This flame-patterned and elusive lizard was described from the hatchlings of eggs collected by scientists in the Colombian Amazon.

  • new amazon plant

    +$Passiflora Longifilamentosa

    +$This new species of passion flower—evergreen climbers that sprout flowers and brightly colored fruits—was found in the Brazilian state of Para. Quirky corona filaments that resemble spaghetti burst out of the flower's center.

  • new Amazon fish

    +$Dicrossus Warzeli

    +$This spotted fish is named after Frank Martin Warzel, a German aquarist who observed the creature's behavior, including reproduction, in Brazil and Colombia.

  • new Amazon snake

    +$Chironius Challenger

    +$Discoveries of snakes in Tepuis, the flat-topped mountains of the northern Amazon, have been far and few between, but this brightly colored snake was found at 1,500 meters of elevation.

  • new amazon fish

    +$Apistogramma Cinilabra

    +$ Uwe RimerApistogramma Cinilabra

    +$This little swimmer is potentially endangered, and of the cichlid family.

  • new amazon lizard

    +$Gonatodes Timidus

    +$This species of lizard was discovered in the part of the Amazon that extends into Guyana. The surface of the lizard's head is black with bluish-white to vivid yellow irregular stripes and blotches. Despite the distinct coloring, the new species avoids being seen by escaping between rocks.

  • new amazon species

    +$Potamotrygon Tatianae

    +$This river stingray species is known only from the Río Madre de Díos in the Peruvian Amazon.

  • amazon frog

    +$Allobates Amissibilis

    +$This amphibian is believed to be highly endangered. It is now the third Allobates species found in Guyana.

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