Your favorite (or most interesting) newly discovered specie.

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06 Feb 2011, 12:39 pm

I've been wondering where to post this, but i thought this section of the forums might be the best place. It occured to me that some new animal (and vegetal) species are quite interesting, not only because of their looks, but also because of their adaptations.

So i propose this : post a picture of the new specie (must be somewhat recent, ~10 years or so), its scientific or common name, and what do you find most interesting about it. Oh, and your sources. =p

I'll start! =P

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This is a scaly-eyed gecko (Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi), What i find interesting about it is its miniature size, especially for a reptile. :o (Source : National Geographic)



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06 Feb 2011, 12:52 pm

Looks awesome!

This hard you know. Need to think.

OH I KNOW :D

It is not newly discovered but just a species which I love.

It is called a Fennec Fox, I think it is found in the North of Africa and is a highly unheard of social creature.

ORIGINAL LINK: http://www.africanbushmeat.org/fieldGui ... ec_Fox.JPG

[img][800:2336]http://www.africanbushmeat.org/fieldGuide/pictures/Fennec_Fox.JPG[/img]


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06 Feb 2011, 1:10 pm

I have recently became enamored with anteaters. They are not a new species, but I find them to be so very unusual.


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06 Feb 2011, 4:25 pm

I've known about cuttlefish, but I only recently learned how intriguing and versatile their camouflage systems are.
mesmerizing...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHnm4I4RBMo[/youtube]It's enough to make even the most talented tattoo artists turn red with envy ... or is it green? I myself turned white when I first saw this.


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06 Feb 2011, 7:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1q8UhcIu40



Dumbo Octopus....



I don't know how to do the fancy attaching so I posted a link .



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06 Feb 2011, 7:51 pm

@above poster, when you are typing a message as you reply just above where you type is logos which includes the youtube logo. click on that then insert the link. same with images which is on the same row. the bold, italics and underline logos are there too if that helps.



That reminds me, the mimic octopus :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8oQBYw6xxc&feature=related[/youtube]


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09 Feb 2011, 6:13 am

PatrickNeville wrote:
Looks awesome!

This hard you know. Need to think.

OH I KNOW :D

It is not newly discovered but just a species which I love.

It is called a Fennec Fox, I think it is found in the North of Africa and is a highly unheard of social creature.


The fennec fox is an adorable animal. I knew a guy who had one as a pet. Was super cute, cuter than any pic I have seen. He loved playing with people, but super skittish around new people.



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10 Feb 2011, 1:42 am

WhiskeryBeast wrote:
I have recently became enamored with anteaters. They are not a new species, but I find them to be so very unusual.


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I wonder what would happen if one of those things stood sideways in a strong wind :lol:


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