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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Two new and unique species found in Bolivia

A species of bat with the longest tongue and the golden-eyed frog discovered in Madidi National Park, Bolivia. The unique species are two of the dozens of species found researchers in the expedition that began in June 2015 ago.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a conservation organization report, a number of researchers who are members of a scientific expedition Identitad Madidi was found two such odd animals in the first week expedition.

Bat species found are 'Anoura fistulata'. It has tongue with a length of up to 8.5 cm and used to suck the nectar of flowers. With a length of the tongue, the creature broke the record of the bat with the longest tongue in the world.
A tube-lipped nectar bat (Anoura fistulata) found in Bolivia. The bat has the longest tongue relative to its size of any mammal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ue8wF0)
Bats, including a very rare species, and only the third time this specimen was found. Finally, the specimen was found a decade ago.

Other animals are also exotic, a robber frog is a brownish color with a shiny skin. Its uniqueness is in his black eyes surrounded by gold. Orange section in the thigh is a marker that makes predictable as a new species.
The newly discovered robber frog species in Bolivia's Madidi National Park. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ue8wF0)
Robber frog is a frog that grows with the size of 2-4 centimeters. The population is spread out between the Andes and the Amazon. Currently, the frog recorded amounted to 23 types.

James Aparicio, a researcher from Bolivian Faunal Collection and Mauricio Ocampo of the National Natural History Museum who are found the new specimen, explaining that the tropical savannah surrounded by mountains it may store a variety of new species that never identified in detail before.

Aparicio and Ocampo along with a number of other researchers in the team on a Madidi Identitad expedition for 18 full months. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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