NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Fanged Frog, Leopard Gecko, More

NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Fanged Frog, Leopard Gecko, More
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This new snake species is secretive, scientists say. But when it makes an appearance, the elusive animal is most often found among the plants of small subsistence farms in southern Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

Oligodon deuvei is one of four new Mekong-region snake species found in 2008, the conservation nonprofit WWF reported in September 2009. The reptile is 1.6 feet (0.5 meter) long, features prominent blade-like fangs, and is easily identified by a colorful stripe running down its spine, along with a heart-shaped mark on top of the snake's head.
—Photograph by Lee Grismer, courtesy WWF
 
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