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Newly Discovered Species Time!

As you all probably know by now, we here at Zooillogix do not officially consider a species to exist until it is discovered by Western (or at least Western-trained) scientists. Here are some species that now, officially, exist for the first time.

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The 3-foot long Bosavi woolly rat is “quite a handsome beast,” Kristofer Helgen of the National Museum of Natural History, told National Geographic. It can be found around Mount Bosavi in Papua New Guinea.

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The Kuranda tree frog speaks in a quick tap, leading researchers to name it the “fast talking frog.” It lives in the tropical Queensland, Australia.

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The Bosavi silky cuscus lives around Mount Bosavi in Papua New Guinea. Unlike its relatives that live in the humid jungle, this fellow has evolved thick fur to protect him from the cold mountain air.

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Found in Queensland, Australia, this meat-eating marsupial has been dubbed the Agile antechinus, which means “very fast enemy of China” in Latin.

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Also from Queensland, the Litoria jungguy frog purrs like a kitten to attract mates.

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The Gehyra koira is a new species of Queensland gecko.

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The carbine barred frog lives in Tablelands, a region in northern Australia.

Comments

  1. #1 tk
    September 21, 2009

    I love your agile antechinus translation.

  2. #2 psweet
    September 23, 2009

    Think you missed a bit on that translation — ante- means before, as in antebellum or antediluvian. Anti- means against.

  3. #3 Captain Skellett
    September 23, 2009

    Queensland won the prize this round for sure.

  4. #4 Apfel
    September 23, 2009

    Upon reading the post I thought the Bosavi woolly rat was “quite a handsome feast”. I bet it is though.

  5. #5 Vb Grup
    September 27, 2009

    Just a quick note that it is less evidence of us being all God’s creatures but more evidence of us all having a common ancestry , as in the origin of species by natural selection etc. That’s just my opinion of course.. Thanks..

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  7. #7 SmartDogs
    November 18, 2009

    “we here at Zooillogix do not officially consider a species to exist until it is discovered by Western (or at least Western-trained) scientists”

    This, of course, is the basis of the Linnaean theory of evolution.

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    December 16, 2009

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    August 24, 2010

    Just a quick note that it is less evidence of us being all God’s creatures but more evidence of us all having a common ancestry , as in the origin of species by natural selection etc. That’s just my opinion of course.. Thanks..

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