From Wildlife Extra:
The finding shows that Cuba’s biodiversity still holds surprises, for that reason inventories and biological monitoring actions should be further facilitated, said Luis M. Diaz, researcher with Cuba’s National Museum of Natural History.
The Aristelliger reyesi grows up to 13 centimetres long, with males being larger than females. The head is crossed by a black stripe that reaches the forelegs.
Cuban Radio Rebelde on this: here.
Cuba – accidental Eden: The economic embargo has helped its natural environments and wildlife: here.
Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba: here.
New species discovered in 2007: here.
The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008: here.
It’s amazing enough that lizards can shed their tails as a decoy for predators and entertainment for young boys. But a new study of geckos documents an incredible set of acrobatics that these severed tails perform: here.