20 most unusual animals found in the last 20 years

International Organization for Wildlife Conservation conducted a study entitled "Rapid Assessment Program" around the world since 1990. To mark the 20th anniversary, the organization made a rating of "Top 20" species, which were found during expeditions PBO.

Fruit bat with tubopodobnym nose.
At this fruit bat with trubopodobnym nose, a native of the ridge Mueller in Papua - New Guinea, yet has no name, but it has also been seen in other parts of New Guinea. This bat was discovered in 1999 by researchers of the TSP.






This Emperor scorpion length of 8 inches is one of the largest scorpions in the world. Some types of India only slightly longer. This scorpion was found during a 2006 study in Ghana. Despite its huge size, scorpions feed mainly on termites and other small invertebrates, and its venom is not particularly harmful to humans.




The picture shows a diabolic leaf-gecko, which was seen during the study in Madagascar in 1998. This species was first described in 1888, and is a common inhabitant of the virgin forests of Madagascar. In 2004, the World Wildlife Fund has brought all the leaf gecko in the list of "Most exterminated" because of their "catch and sell in huge quantities».



Alien visitor.
This "salamander-alien 'was found during an expedition to the PBO Ecuador in 2009. This type of salamander has webbed feet that help them climb trees in the rainforest. They also have the lungs. This new species was found in tropical rain forests in the south of Ecuador.



This "salamander-alien 'was found during an expedition to the PBO Ecuador in 2009. This type of salamander has webbed feet that help them climb trees in the rainforest. They also have the lungs. This new species was found in tropical rain forests in the south of Ecuador. & Quot; / & gt;

Toad Pinocchio.
This frog was discovered in 2008 during an expedition to the mountains of the TSP Foya, who are in the Indonesian province of Papua. This frog has a long, like Pinocchio, the projection on the nose, which is raised up when the male looking for a female or down when he is less active. His discovery was a fluke: herpetologist Paul Oliver spotted him sitting on a bag of rice in the campsite.

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