A new monitor lizard, scientifically known as Varanus semotus, was recently found isolated on Mussau Island. Boasting a long turquoise-spotted tail, this lizard is considered the island's top predator.
A genus of tree hole breeding frogs was recently rediscovered in tropical forests of India. Researchers say these frogs – which were thought to be extinct – boast some interesting characteristics, such as living high off the ground and eating their own unfertilized eggs.
Researchers recently dsicovered two new frog species hidden along Madagascar's high Tsaratanana Massif Mountains. Their survival is threatened due to limited habitat and deforestation.
Two new satyr butterflies, one of which was named after the iconic naturalist named David Attenborough, were recently found hidden among lowland tropical forests in a remote region of the upper Amazon basin.