An extraordinary species of bat has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, along with a 2cm frog and an orange spider.
The tube-nosed fruit bat Nyctimene species was uncovered in the Muller Range mountains and is said to be important members of the animal kingdom in the area – they disperse seeds in tropical forests.
The furry creature gets its name due to its distinctive mustard-yellow nose, with its tubular nostrils a change from the more common leaf-nosed bat.
This is a previously seen but still undescribed species endemic to the forests of Papua New Guinea.
Però fa sempre piacere sapere che nel 2010 si possano scoprire ancora nuove specie animali. :)