Pictures: Turquoise ‘dragon’ among 1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea

Mongabay: Pictures: Turquoise ‘dragon’ among 1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea Varanus macraei monitor lizard Scientists discovered more than 1,000 previously unknown species during a decade of research in New Guinea (slideshow), says a new report from WWF. Final Frontier: Newly Discovered species of New Guinea (1998 – 2008) (PDF-4.7MB) is a tally of 10 years’ worth of discoveries by scientists working on the world’s second largest island.

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Pictures: Turquoise ‘dragon’ among 1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea

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