New Organisms of 2008
Yes, I know considering after all we all hear about extinction of species due to climate change and stuff this is a very pleasant surprise for most of us. But it is true. 10 new creatures have been detected in 2008. Nature just never fails to amaze us! Just when we think we know it all and have the power to destroy, Nature makes us aware of our limited vision.
Being the snake lover I am, I am sure to put the first picture of a snake! 🙂 I hope people at least dont find this tiny creature repulsive!
Now, isn’t that cute??? 🙂
Leptotyphlops carlae was found in a patch of forest on the eastern side of Barbados. Thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to curl up on a quarter, it’s believed to embody the evolutionary limits of snake smallness.
Only three specimens of Martialis heureka have been found, all outside the Amazon jungle city of Manaus — but that’s all scientists needed to trace a direct evolutionary lineage to the last known ancestor of all living ants, a subterranean creature that lived 120 million years ago.
Yet another beauty!
Stiphrornis pyrrholaeumus, also known as the olive-backed forest robin, was found during a biodiversity expedition in Gabon. Scientists know little more about S. pyrrholaeumus other than it exists.
This is definitely good news for all nature lovers. Lets hope we have more surprises like these in store for us!
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