Science

New Amazon Species Found Every Three Days

The Amazon is ever-shrinking due to deforestation, but the parts that remain still serve up wonders: Over the past 10 years, 1,200 new species have been discovered there. More than half of those of are plants, but there’s also 250 new species of fish, 216 amphibians, 55 reptiles, 16 birds, and 39 mammals. Among the most amazing finds: a bald parrot, a new species of anaconda, a tarantula with tiger stripes, and a tiny, blind, bright red species of catfish.