Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feel the force: Tube-nosed bat

From Korea Times



A tube-nosed fruit bat with an appearance reminiscent of the Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda has been discovered in a remote rainforest. 

The bat, along with an orange spider and a yellow-spotted frog are among a host of new species found in a region of Papua New Guinea. 

More than 200 animals and plants were revealed for the first time after two months of surveying in the rugged and little-explored Nakanai and Muller mountain ranges last year

The findings included two mammals, 24 species of frog, nine plants, nearly 100 new insects including damselflies, crickets and ants, and around 100 spiders.

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