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Ciência Mais de 400 novas espécies descobertas na Amazônia

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Mais de 400 novas espécies descobertas na Amazônia

Over 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon. The discovery has been during the period of nearly four years. Found between 2010 and 2013, the species include a flame-patterned lizard, a thumbnail-sized frog, a vegetarian piranha, a brightly coloured snake, and a beautiful pink orchid, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The new species number 258 plants, 84 fish, 58 amphibians, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one mammal. This does not include countless discoveries of insects and other invertebrates. All photos: Splash/All Over Press

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