New species of anaconda

Bigboy

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Just thought I'd give folks the heads up on this one. The total count is now 4.
 

Kaimetsu

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The "new" species of anaconda hes talking about is one that was first described in 2002. the WWF recently published that a new species of animal has been described in the Amazon at an average of every three days in the last ten years, the new anaconda species is one of those discoveries from the last ten years.

Heres a link to the WWF article about the new species discovered in the Amazon.

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?1960...ecies-Found-Every-Three-Days-Over-Last-Decade

Heres a quote from wikipedia regarding the four known species of anaconda, besides the well known green anaconda we have "the yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus, a smaller species found in eastern Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina, the dark-spotted anaconda, Eunectes deschauenseei, a rare species found in northeastern Brazil, coastal French Guiana and Guyana; and the Bolivian anaconda, Eunectes beniensis, discovered in 2002 in the flood plains of Bolivia's Pando province. It was the first new anaconda species identified since 1936, and became only the fourth known type of that reptile, according to the WWF."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda
 
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