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Skywizard
13th September 2012, 14:58
This little guy looks almost human-like. Can you believe there are still species out there like this that have yet to be discovered? Kind of takes me back to my thread about the Mermaids I posted. Now I'll return to my regularly scheduled conspiracy theories. :rolleyes:

See the full story at: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread881065/pg1
- skywizard

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Also from the same site:

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New species discovered in South American jungle

(CNN) -- A new species of catfish discovered in a river deep in a South American jungle has an ingenious way to avoid being a snack for giant piranhas. Instead of camouflage, its body is covered with bony spines to deter potential predators.
Probably should have posted two threads... sorry

Paranormal
13th September 2012, 18:59
What is the new Monkey called as I want to research it. The ats thread never said it's name. It had another chimpanze-looking monkey there too - there's clearly alot of animals/plants etc. out there to be discovered.

sdv
13th September 2012, 19:40
This new monkey species is amazing. There is something eeriely sentient about its eyes. There is so much about this planet and this galaxy and this universe that we do not know!

Dawn
13th September 2012, 19:48
The catfish sure looks like a frog.... did you put in the right photo? I really like the catfish/frog

Paul
13th September 2012, 19:59
The catfish sure looks like a frog.... did you put in the right photo? I really like the catfish/frog

Here's the CNN article describing the catfish: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/24/world/americas/eco-new-species-suriname/index.html

Here's the catfish image that article discusses:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120124040558-ci-armored-catfish-horizontal-gallery.jpg
The second image in the first post of this thread is the "Pac-man frog", which was discovered by the same project:



During a three project in 2010, scientists were joined by indigenous people from villages in southwest Surinam to documented nearly 1,300 species along the Kutari and Sipaliwini Rivers that lie in one of the most inaccessible forests in the world.

As well as the armored catfish (that was saved from being lunch for one of the scientists' guides), a large tree-frog, eight freshwater fish and dozens of new insects were identified. Other species were seen that are thought to be unique to the area, including the "Great Horned Beetle,"a blue dung beetle the size of a tangerine, and the "Pac-Man Frog" that has a mouth as wide as its body.
So ... yup ... looks like you were right ... that earlier image was a frog, not a catfish.

Skywizard
13th September 2012, 21:20
Sorry about the wrong photo I corrected it, grabbed the wrong one by mistake... my bad. Thanks for the correction Paul I will pay closer attention next time. -skywizard

Bongo
13th September 2012, 21:42
here's another pic of the monkey

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62821000/jpg/_62821041_5339a658-01fc-4bab-a7ab-e409543e311d.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19556915

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/120912-Monkey1Photo-hmed-0300p_files.grid-4x2.jpg

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49010148/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UFJTfXrO050

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/7lhMcyePPxt7DKf3DAtEzg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0yNjY7cT04NTt3PTUxMg--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_uk/News/pressass/science_news120920122202301-1.jpg

Paul
13th September 2012, 21:56
Sorry about the wrong photo I corrected it, grabbed the wrong one by mistake... my bad. Thanks for the correction Paul I will pay closer attention next time. -skywizard

Thanks for fixing that, Skywizard.

For the curious who come along later, here is the image of the "Pac-man Frog" that is mentioned above:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120124035949-ci-widemouth-frog-horizontal-gallery.jpg

Grinner
13th September 2012, 22:56
I call him the Gene Wilder monkey.

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P.S. Did you know, they have "bright aquamarine buttocks and testicles"! For real.

Ricker
14th September 2012, 05:47
Thanks for the update Skywizard!
I too would like to learn more amout the creatures that roam this plannet. While it still exists ;)

Ricker

778 neighbour of some guy
14th September 2012, 17:14
This new monkey species is amazing. There is something eeriely sentient about its eyes. There is so much about this planet and this galaxy and this universe that we do not know!

Indeed, but there is something funny going on with its hairline ( forehead), anyway, i suspect he/she stole my brownies, look at that face.