Secrets of New Guinea

From a tiny forest wallaby and the blossom bat to new species of gecko and frog, an excursion to the remote Foja Mountains of New Guinea funded by the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences has unearthed a treasure trove of biological diversity. The BBC News features a small sampling in the brief slideshow ‘Lost World’ of Papua Yields Stunning Secrets.

Update: Better yet, see precisely the same images but a more extensive textual explanation in a slideshow at National Geographic News New Species Found in ‘Lost World’. For yet more on the “lost world” see this item in Science Daily.

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