Goldmine of New Species Discovered in Southeast Asia

More than 1,000 new species are discovered in the Mekong region.

Goldmine of New Species Discovered in Southeast Asia

New Species Mekong dragon millipede
New Species Mekong Laotian rock rat
New Species Mekong Aeschynanthus mendumiae
New Species Mekong Heteropoda maxima
New Species Mekong Amphiesma leucomystax
New Species Mekong Gumprechts green pitviper
New Species Mekong Heteropoda dagmarae
New Species Mekong
New Species Mekong Theloderma licin
New Species Mekong Annamite striped rabbit
New Species Mekong Chiromantis samkosensis
New Species Mekong Aeschynanthus mendumiae
The Aeschynanthus mendumiae (shown here) was discovered in Lao PDR in 2007. Some scientists consider Lao PDR to be one of the most botanically unexplored countries in Asia, despite harboring as many as 11,000 species of flowing plants. (Courtesy Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh/WWF)
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