Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"Garden of Eden" in Papua Yields New Species

New species, including a honey-eater bird, twenty new kinds of frog, butterflies believed lost, and five new palms, have been discovered in an isolated region of Papua, Indonesia.

Species thought to have been hunted to near-extinction, such as the Golden-Mantled Tree Kangaroo, and other rare species such as Barlepsch's Six-Wired Bird of Paradise, and the Long-Beaked Echidnas, have been photographed and studied for the first time.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New species found in Papua 'Eden'

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