January 07, 2017

Newly Discovered Snake and Gecko in Laos

Newly discovered snake species, parafimbrios lao
Parafimbrios lao.  Photo Credit:  Alexandre Teynie, WWF

On December 19, 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) did a press release about the 163 newly discovered species in the greater Mekong subregion.  Out of the 163 species, 22 of those had been found in Laos.

Here are a couple of the examples such as the rainbow head snake (shown above) which is being dubbed the Ziggy Stardust or rainbow head snake.  Shown below is the pale blue and pink gecko that was found in a cave.

Newly discovered gecko, gecko bonkowski
Gecko bonkowski.  Photo Credit:  Thomas Calame, WWF.

Related link:  WWF Press Release

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