New species discovered in 'lost world' in Oz

Melbourne, Oct. 9 : Researchers claimed to have made the "discovery of a lifetime" in Cape York in Queensland, Australia, with the finding of a lost world of unknown creatures in a previously unexplored rainforest.

A team of scientists, led by Dr. Conrad Hoskin of James Cook University and Harvard University researcher Dr. Tim Laman, found the new species in a rainforest which is surrounded by massive walls of boulders around the base of Cape Melville, reported.

The researchers found three new species, including a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-coloured skink, and a boulder-dwelling frog, that were previously unknown to science.

Hoskin said the top of Cape Melville is a lost world and the three new vertebrates have been isolated there for millennia, evolving into distinct species in their unique rocky environment.

--ANI (Posted on 29-10-2013)

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