The Most Unusual Animals
International Organization for the Protection of Wildlife conducted a study entitled “Rapid Assessment Program” throughout the world since 1990. To celebrate the 20 th anniversary, the organization made a rating of “Top 20″ species of animals that were found during expeditions PBO.
In the photo shows a devilish listopodobny gecko that was seen during the study Madagascar in 1998. This species was first described in 1888, and is a frequent inhabitant of the virgin forests of Madagascar. In 2004, the World Wildlife Fund, he brought all listopodobnyh geckos in the list of “Most exterminated,” because they “are caught and sold in huge quantities.”
This “salamander-stranger” had been found during an expedition to Ecuador RAP in 2009. This kind of salamander has webbed feet that help them climb the trees in tropical forests. They also do not have lungs. This new species was found in tropical rain forests in southern Ecuador.
This frog was discovered in 2008 during an expedition to the mountains Foja RAP, which are in the Indonesian province of Papua. This frog has a long, like Pinocchio, the tab on the nose, which is raised when the male is looking for a female, or down, when he was less active. His discovery was a fluke: herpetologist Paul Oliver said he was sitting on a sack of rice at the camp.
What big eyes!
This tree frog with big eyes, a length of 6 inches, was found near a mountain river during an expedition on the mountain wilderness PAB Papua – New Guinea in 2008. It belongs to a group of frogs with an unusual pattern on venopodobnym centuries.
Legacy of the Incas.
Shinshillopodobnaya tree rat was discovered in 1997 during an expedition to the PBO ridge Vilkabama in Peru, which is in close proximity to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. This creature of pale gray color has a stocky build, has long claws and has a white stripe along the head.
Fruit bat with tubopodobnym nose.
In this fruit bat with trubopodobnym nose, a native of the mountain ridge Mueller in Papua – New Guinea, yet has no name, but she was also seen in other parts of New Guinea. This bat was found in 1999 by researchers PBO.
This new kind of smoky medososa was discovered in 2005 during an expedition to Mount RAP Foya in the Indonesian province on the island of New Guinea.
This species of birds found in forests in the south-east of Guinea during the study in the PBO 2003. Earlier this species was seen in the eastern part of Sierra Leone, Liberia and western Côte d’Ivoire.
Walking shark was discovered during the RAP expedition to the Indonesian bay Kanderavash in 2006. Despite its name, this shark can swim. But she prefers to go on a gently sloping reef with their fins and eat shrimp, crabs, snails and small fish.
What a color!
This flashing wrasse was discovered during an expedition in 2006 in the western part of Papua, Indonesia. Males pass through an amazing courtship ritual in which they light up with electric pulses of different colors in the form of swimming by females.
This type of catfish was discovered during an expedition of RAP in Suriname in 2005. Flat-mouth fish allows it to attach to other fishes and thus to swim in their direction.
This pavlinopodobny grasshopper was discovered during an expedition in 2006 in the mountains of Guyana Akarana. This is a great insect of tropical forest using two effective strategies to protect themselves: first, it looks like a fallen leaf, but if he was in danger, it raises a pair of wings with a pattern in the form of eyes and begins to jump so that his opponent received him by the head of a giant bird.
Meet a PBO.
Grasshopper RAP was discovered during the 2002 survey in Ghana and Guinea. He was named in honor of the RAP program, because living in the most hazardous habitats in West Africa, and the RAP program is designed to protect this species.
The debut of a dragonfly.
This new type of dragonfly was discovered during investigations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Males of this species have a unique combination of colors that distinguish it from other species, namely, yellow belly and red-white legs.
Cleaning up after the bats.
This kind of insects live only in one cave ridge Simandoa, Guinea, where they were discovered in 2002. They feed on the guano of giant fruit bats that inhabit the cave.
Ants with hooks.
Scientists, like all predators, mammals or birds, think twice before they approach the kryukopodobnomu ant that lives in the forests of Cambodia. Kryukopodobnye curved legs ant easily dig into the skin. The ants were discovered during an expedition to Cambodia in the national park Virashi in 2007.
A tiny ant with a giant bite.
Brindle ant may not be as big as a tiger, but it is also ferocious and dangerous for small invertebrate creatures caught in the fallen leaves of the rainforest. He was found during an expedition to the PBO ridge Mueller in Papua – New Guinea in 2009.
Scorpio is an unusual color.
This Emperor scorpion length of 8 inches is one of the largest scorpions in the world. Some species from India only slightly longer. This scorpion was found during a 2006 study in Ghana. Despite its huge size, scorpions feed on termites and other small invertebrates, and its venom is not particularly harmful to humans.
Heaviest in the world of Spiderman.
Goliath tarantula, is a very massive spider in the world, weighing 6 ounces (170 grams). This sample was found brainpower RAP in 2006 in Guyana. Despite its name, they feed mostly on invertebrates, but also eat small mammals, lizards and even poisonous snakes.
Old and new.
Prehistoric spider Ateva was discovered during an expedition in 2006 in Ghana Forest Reserve Ateva. This new species belongs to a number of animals that have not changed since prehistoric times. His age has more than 300 million years. They are now found only in Central and South America and West Africa.