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.
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.
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.
Found in Queensland, Australia, this meat-eating marsupial has been dubbed the Agile antechinus, which means “very fast enemy of China” in Latin.
Also from Queensland, the Litoria jungguy frog purrs like a kitten to attract mates.
The Gehyra koira is a new species of Queensland gecko.
The carbine barred frog lives in Tablelands, a region in northern Australia.