New species found in the Amazon

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    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."

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    New species found in the Amazon

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    New species found in the Amazon

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

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    New species found in the Amazon

    This pink orchid, Sobralia imavieirae, blooms in Brazil.

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    New species found in the Amazon

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

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Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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