Boophis Lilianae One Of The 615 New Species Discovered In Madagascar (Photos)

By on Jun 8, 2011 in Amazing, Animals, Science, World Comments
 Boophis lilianae treefrog
Boophis Lilianae Tree frog
Image Credit: Axel Strauss/WWF Madagascar

A “treasure trove” of new species has been discovered in Madagascar since 1999 to 2010 was said to debut in a new report compiled by the conservation organization WWF. One of them is the Boophis Lilianae which was formally identified in 2008.

According to National Geographic‘s website on June 6, 2011, 615 new species found on the fourth-largest island in the world and most of the new found species have no official conservation status because they are so new.

Among the 615 new species that was discovered just to name a few are the world’s smallest mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae), a colorful chameleon (Furcifer timoni ), a lizard that wears a tree-bark disguise (Uroplatus pietschmanni), a bright pink snake (Liophidium pattoni) and a see-through tree frog (Boophis bottae).

Reports said, researchers have identified 41 mammals, 42 invertebrates, 61 reptiles, 17 fish, 69 amphibians and 385 plants new to science since 1999.

Here are some of the photos of the new species found in Madagascar. Click next page for each photo.

Furcifer timoni Colorful chameleon
Furcifer timoni Colorful chameleon
Image Credit: Frank Glaw/WWF Madagascar



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