Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A haul of new species

An expedition comprising scientists from Conservation International (CI) and Brazilian universities has completed a survey in one of South America's important and endangered biological "hot spots," the Cerrado region of Brazil. The results: 14 new species, including a very small woodpecker to go with eight fish, three reptiles, one amphibian, and one mammal.
COMMENT: These surveys by CI find new species everywhere they go - no exceptions. That's important to keep in mind.

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