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.
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