NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Jumping Spiders, Odd Gecko, More

NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Jumping Spiders, Odd Gecko, More
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Discovered in a dense Papua New Guinea rain forest, this bent-toed gecko of the Cyrtodactylus genus is the only one known of its kind, Conservation International announced on March 25, 2009.

During a 2008 expedition, scientists documented more than 600 species of amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles, plants, and invertebrates.

The new data will give decision-makers information to balance development with protecting biodiversity, according to a CI statement.

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—Photograph by Wayne Maddison, courtesy CI
 
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