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New species found in the Iwokrama Forest

07
May

New species found in the Iwokrama Forest

From research done over the years, six new species that are new to science have been found in the Iwokrama Forest .

    1. Stilbella iwokramensis (Ascomycotina, Hypocreales) – a new entomopathogenic species (new beetle pathogen species distinguished from other fungi of the genus Stilbella.
    2. Carapa akuri – new tree species belonging to the family Meliaceae. Considered endemic to Central Guyana.
    3. Gonatodes timidus ‐ a new species of lizard.
    4. Microcaecilia iwokramae (Synonym Caecilita iwokramae) ‐ a new genus and species of
      lungless caecilian
    5. Allobates amissibilis sp. Nov ‐ new species of frog
    6. A new species of broad‐nosed bat Platyrrhinus guianensis Saussure, 1860 (Chiroptera:
      Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) from the Guianan Shield is described based on molecular
      and morphological data. (ENDEMIC TO THE GUIANA SHIELD)

 

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