Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New bat species found in Congo

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Six new species, including a bat and two frogs, have been discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The discoveries were made in an eastern area off limits to scientists for decades because of violence, a wildlife group says. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society says researchers conducted a survey of a remote forested region just west of Lake Tanganyika between January and March. The new species discovered were a bat, a rodent, two shrews and two frogs. Link

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