New Amazon Species Discovered Every 3 Days for a Decade

New Amazon Species Discovered Every 3 Days for a Decade

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new species of frogScientists searching the Amazon have discovered new species — creatures such as a baldheaded parrot, a blue-fanged tarantula and a bright red catfish — at the rate of about one every three days for the past 10 years, the World Wildlife Fund reported Monday.

The amazing diversity includes compounds, like those found on the skin of the poison dart frog, that have direct medical benefits for people worldwide.

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