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 Heteropoda dagmarae
The large and aggressive Heteropoda dagmarae, first encountered in Lao PDR, was recorded as a new species in 2005. The nocturnal spider was discovered in forests where it ambushes its prey from shrubs, trees or bamboo, the WWF report says. (Courtesy Peter Jager/WWF)
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