The Laotian giant flying squirrel, | Daosavanh Sanamxay

Flying Squirrel, Rainbow Lizard Among 367 New Species Found in Mekong

Researchers working in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia discovered 367 new species between 2012-2013, and are finding them at a rate of one new species every two days.

Published On 06/04/2014
1:00 PM EDT
Griffin's leaf-nosed bat, | Vu Dinh Thong / Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi
The Cambodian tailorbird, | James Eaton/Birdtour Asia
The rainbow lizard, | Gabor Csorba/Hungarian Natural History Museum
Helen's flying frog, | Jodi J L Rowley/Australian Museum
The Zorro-masked water snake, | John C. Murphy
A salmon orchid, | Orchids Online
A zebra-striped gecko, | Montri Sumontha
Kaeng Krachan parachute gecko, | Montri Sumontha
A blind huntsman spider, | Peter Jäger/Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt