Scientists find thousands of new species in New Guinea

“A new report from the conservation organization WWF said that some 1,060 new species have been found on or near the island of New Guinea between 1998 and 2008. The report titled “Final Frontier: Newly Discovered Species of New Guinea (1998-2008)” said the animals discovered are 580 invertebrates, 134 amphibians, two birds and 71 fish, including an extremely rare 2.5m river shark.”

With every discovery of new species in the Pacific Islands, it makes it more plausible that a few pterosaurs may have escaped extinction there, among other animals. This site includes a slideshow of rare photographs. You read more here

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