Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Discoveries in the Himalayas

The Gumprecht’s green pit viper can grow up to 4.3 feet, not something you want to run across hiking through the Himalayas. However, it was recently discovered there this past month. The snake was originally discovered in Thailand in 2002, but it’s now known to live in the Eastern Himalaya region also. This region has provided 300 new species since 1998. 

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