New species in Suriname.

New species in Suriname. A scientific exploration of pristine tropical forests in Suriname, South America, has revealed 46 strange new species. Among them, are Katydids, named for their calls. Katydids are recognised by scientists as indicators of habitat disturbance for an ecosystem. They tend to stay within small specific habitats and do not disperse widely. They are highly sensitive to changes in their habitat, particularly fragmentation.

H/T to KQED SCIENCE for sharing the story! More images at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2012/jan/25/new-species-suriname-in-pictures#/?picture=384957258&index=0

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17 Responses to New species in Suriname.


  1. very nice and beautiful

  2. Wesley Yeoh says:


    amazing how there’s a never-ending stream of insects yet un-classified

  3. Shruti Reddy says:


    I enjoy reading your posts.I think you have a great sense of putting stuff together to make it engaging ..thanks for sharing !

  4. Rajini Rao says:


    Thanks, Shruti Reddy ! 🙂

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    Ragu Prasad Rao (click on the image) Katydids are insects, like crickets and grasshoppers.


  6. we’re learning about speciation in bio:)


  7. Why are all the new species always in such out-of-the-way places? Why can’t we get some new species in my neighborhood?

  8. Ruthie Smith says:


    What an inspiration for everything fun, colorful and creative! I wouldn’t doubt that most of these critters love a tropical clime http://bit.ly/y3pfM0 Here’s the scene without the crawlies. xo


  9. Rajini I love your posts! There’s nothing more beautiful or fascinating than the natural world!

  10. Rajini Rao says:


    I love the natural world too, Deirdra Murphy , and the science behind the way it works. Glad that you enjoy these posts 🙂

  11. ISHA SHETE says:


    Rajini Rao can you tell me about the new species found in India after 2000.

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    I have no idea, ISHA SHETE , this is not my line of research. You could google the topic and let us know if you come up with anything interesting.

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