New species found in the Amazon

SLIDE SHOW

Topics: slideshow

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 12
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails
    Philippe Kok/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    The “thimble frog,” found in central Guyana, is already endangered -- its Latin name (Allobates amissibilis) means "that may be lost."

    Phillipe Kok/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    Despite this lizard's bright "war paint," its Latin name, Gonatodes timidus reflects its true nature, and helps explain why it had never before been spotted by humans.

    Javier Garcia/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    The sole mammal on the new list of species, the Caqueta titi monkey (Callicebus caquetensis) is one of about 20 species of titi monkey that live in the Amazon basin.

    João Batista Fernandes da Silva/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    One of the 258 new plant species identified, Passiflora longifilamentosa is a new type of passion flower that grows in Brazil.

    Tommaso Giarrizzo/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    This piranha, Tometes camunani, is a vegetarian, and subsists on river weeds.

    Philippe Kok/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    The Chrionius Challenger (Squamata: Colubridae), found at high elevations in Guyana and Venezuela, is named for a character from Arthur C. Doyle's The Lost World.

    U. Romer/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    Apistogramma cinilabra, adapted to extremely low oxygen levels, is thought to be unique to one small lake in Peru.

    Tiffany M. Doan/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    Eggs collected by researchers in Colombia hatched into Cercosaura hypnoides. The lizard hasn't been spotted in the wild since.

    Frank Warzel/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    The German researcher who discovered Dicrossus warzeli in Brazil named it after himself.

    Andre Cardoso/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    This pink orchid, Sobralia imavieirae, blooms in Brazil.

    F. Reyda/WWF

    New species found in the Amazon

    Potamotrygon tatianae is a new species of neotropical freshwater stingray found in Peru.

  • Recent Slide Shows

Lindsay Abrams

Lindsay Abrams is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    "Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)

  • Recent Slide Shows

Comments

Loading Comments...