2 new mammals discovered In Eastern Himalayas

Hundreds Of New Species Discovered In Eastern Himalayas (August 11, 2009) — Over 350 new species including the world’s smallest deer, a “flying frog” and a 100-million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change. A decade of research carried out by scientists in remote mountain areas endangered by rising global temperatures brought exciting discoveries such as a bright green frog that uses its red and long webbed feet to glide in the air. … > full story

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  • ndemichael

    The data on this is absolutely fascinating. I had no idea that the Himalayas were so well populated with different forms of wildlife, and especially think that it’s quite interesting how these mountains contain wildlife like the world’s smallest deer and a frog that can glide/fly through the air. I find it especially interesting how they determined that the small animal was a deer – they used DNA testing. i have no idea what this animal looks like, but it must not resemble a deer as closely as we may think if they needed a DNA test to be sure what it truly was! i also find the flying frog somewhat interesting. i wonder how an animal could possibly develop a mutation or genetic adaptation that would allow it to change it’s feet so that it was able to successfully fly, as well as perhaps navigate and swim well in water. These are just two of many of the incredible things we still have only recently discovered about creation, and it is marvelous that so many species in this area could exist for so long and not be discovered or correctly classified for what they are!

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