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Slideshow: Hundreds of New Species Found in Papua New Guinea
5 October 2010 8:00 pm
Credit: Conservation International
Researchers have discovered 200 new species of plants and animals deep within the forests of Papua New Guinea. During a 2-month expedition in 2009, two scientific teams—organized by the Arlington, Virginia–based Conservation International in partnership with Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research and the U.K.-based A Rocha International—identified two new mammals, 24 new species of frogs, nine new plants, and almost 100 new insects. The scientists hope the findings will spur conservation efforts in the region. You can see some of the bizarre new creatures in the slideshow above and learn more about the discoveries on Conservation International's Web site.