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Magical Mekong: New species discoveries 2014

A brief introducing the new species identified in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014. An incredible 139 new species were discovered, including 90 plants, 23 reptiles, 16 amphibians, nine fish, and one mammal. The brief features several including a “dementor” wasp, a color-changing thorny frog, a wolf snake, a gecko, a bat with remarkable fangs, a new crocodile newt, a feathered coral, four Thai “Princess” moths, the world’s second-longest insect, and two orchids discovered through the wildlife trade.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Biodiversity
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • National parks and wildlife sanctuaries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (corporate) WWF
Publication date 2015
Date uploaded June 9, 2015, 10:00 (UTC)
Date modified January 8, 2016, 00:12 (UTC)