Over a Thousand Extinct Species Found

. Monday, December 15

This is a Gumprechts green pitviper found in Thailand. It is one of over 1,000 new species found in rainforests and wetlands along the Mekong River, which flows through Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. Scientists found 519 plants, 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, four birds, four turtles, two salamanders and a toad, all previously thought extinct.

Now I know what I want for Christmas! He's cute!