Expedition discovers 60 new species in Suriname

Global Post
13 October, 2013

A scientific expedition has discovered 60 new species, including frogs, snakes and fish, in the least accessible jungle region of southeastern Suriname, Conservation International said.

A team of biologists from several countries explored remote areas of Suriname where there is no human presence and came across dozens of species native to that area that have never been catalogued before.

The expedition was undertaken during 2012 in the thinly-populated South American country north of Brazil and bounded by Guyana, French Guiana and the Atlantic Ocean, and it included a team of 16 scientists participating in a Conservation International program.

The scientists’ work resulted in the discovery of 60 completely new species, including six types of frogs, one snake, 11 types of fish and a number of insects.

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