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    Posted: 05-Jun-2007 at 11:48
Two dozen new species were discovered in the remote plateau of eastern Suriname (South America), including a frog with flourescent purple markings, six types of fish, 12 dung beetles and one ant species. Here’s the article.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070604/ap_on_sc/suriname_new_species


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Wow! Thanks Morty Approve The rainforest plateau's of central/southern America are fascinating and have an abundance of undiscovered, sometimes mystical inhabitants and settings.
That Atelopus frog looks very bizarre indeed!
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12 dung beetles... wow. I would never have imagined there could be so many varieties of a species whose existance is based on dung!
 
Dungbeetles are cool though, the way they push ahead their precious balls of what the rest of us consider worthless sh*t... Smile

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And by golly they are very important to the ecosystem too! They -along with detritus feeders and decomposers- play a major role in removing and recycling waste products...if it weren't for them there would be a lot more ... well ... dung around the place! Very humble and modest little creatures, are those dung beetles Smile

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I tried to find a picture of them... but of course all papers have that radioactive frog with the article... Ermm Typical, its always the flashy attentionseekers that win out.
 
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Well, here is an African one.


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Great pic Aelfgifu! Such an intricately rolled little ball isn't it? Smile You should make a topic on dung beetles, they are too cool! Cool
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Sory Knights, I can't see your picture?

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nope Unhappy, I get an error...

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Never mind then...it was a dung beetle shifting a cube of dung...Big%20smile

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LOL, ah, too bad I cant see it... That is hilarious!

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