New species discovered in Suriname’s mountain rainforests
An expedition of 16 scientists to the remote and uninhabited region of South America catalogued 1,378 plants, ants, fish, insects, birds, mammals and amphibians.
The biologists believe they have identified 60 species that are potentially new to science, including six frogs, one snake and eleven fish.
Among the new species to be found was a chocolate coloured frog that lives in the trees, named the cocoa frog (Hypsiboas sp.).
A ruby coloured dung beetle measuring just 2.3mm (0.09 inches) in length called the Lilliputian beetle (Canthidium cf. minimum), which has antler-like antennae.
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