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Source link ScienceDaily recently reported on some exciting new species news! According to the article, a team of international researchers have discovered and described 10 new species of invertebrates—creatures without backbones—in Thailand’s jungle and limestone caves.

Among the new species discovered were three species of parasitic flatworms, a species of bright yellow millipede, four species of woodlice, and a mysterious red bug that is still being studied and has yet to be identified to the species level.

Lead researcher, Dr. Leslie R. Vinn from the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt, Germany said that the variety and complexity of the new species uncovered was incredible, since Thailand is such a small and heavily populated country. He elaborated on the unique conditions that allowed the team to discover new species, noting that the cave rainboards preserve fossils of species that were trapped in the cave systems tens of thousands of years ago.

This discovery is especially important given that the fungi, the plants, and many of the invertebrates endemic to Thailand are thought to be more than 50 million years old. It sheds light on the biodiversity in Thailand, and underscores the importance of researching and studying the environment in order to better ensure its sustainability.

The research team also noted that this finding will also help to strengthen conservation efforts in the region. The research team hopes that by studying these new species and documenting any threats, they will be able to help protect them from being further threatened or worse—rendered extinct.

The news of this discovery is a reminder of the immense biodiversity present in Thailand and the importance of preserving and studying the environment to better understand and protect it from the threats of climate change, deforestation, and human interaction.

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