New Species Of Slow Loris Recognized, Is As Cute, Endangered As All Other Slow LorisesResearchers have recognized several new species of Borneo's lemur-like primate, the mind-shatteringly adorable slow loris. Published this week in the American Journal of Primatology, the team's work officially splits the slow loris community into four distinct species, promoting two former subspecies to full species status in their own right, and recognizing one entirely new species, the kayan loris, pictured above.Read on...
The Frog the Size of a Pea
Yesterday, researchers announced the discovery of Microhyla nepenthicola, a frog which in its adulthood is between 10.6 and 12.8 millimeters long (0.42 to 0.50 inches) -- smaller than a pea. Found on a mountain path in Borneo's Kubah National Park, the frog is the smallest known frog in the Old World.
Curiously enough, Microhyla nepenthicola had been found and preserved by scientists in the past, but they didn't think that it was its own species; rather, they thought they were "juveniles of other species," according to Dr. Indraneil Das, one of the frog's discoverers.Read on...