200 New Species Discovered in 60-Day New Guinea Expedition

It took researchers with Conservation International and the local Institute for Biological Research just two months to uncover an amazing 200 new species.  This incredible tally makes you wonder just how many unknown species we have lost through our wanton destruction of the environment.

New Mouse Species

Although this new mouse species resembles the prehensile-tailed tree mice of New Guinea, researchers believe this mountain mouse has no close relatives, representing a new genus. © CI/photo by Stephen Richards.

Please take a little time to read the Mongabay article and look at the fabulous pictures.

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