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Camera trap photo of a dusky leaf langur at Penang Hill, Malaysia. | Kevin McLean
Animals

New Species Discovered During Unprecedented Survey of Vast Malaysian Rainforest

A top-to-bottom "BioBlitz" survey uncovered likely new species, including a ghost scorpion, iridescent fly, bacterium, and multiple water bears.

A new species of ghost scorpion found during the BioBlitz survey of Penang Hill, Malaysia | Phil Torres/bioGraphic
Margaret Lowman climbing a tree in 2004 | Wikimedia Commons
Treetop at Penang Hill | Anthony Ambrose
A Malaysian caecilian | Wikimedia Commons
Unidentified jumping spider photographed during the BioBlitz survey of Penang Hill, Malaysia | Phil Torres/bioGraphic
Lauren Esposito looking for arachnids | California Academy of Sciences
Treetop Walk at Penang Hill, Malaysia | Anthony Ambrose