Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream – BBC News

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream

WWF – Blue Tarantula – Guyana

When herpetologist Andrew Snyder’s flashlight landed on something bright blue in the rainforests of Guyana, South America, he stopped and took a closer look.  It turned out to be a blue tarantula of the Ischnocolinae subfamily, a species most likely unknown to science.

“It was very exciting to say the least,” says the PhD candidate from the University of Mississippi.

“I had no idea that it would turn out to be such a stunning tarantula but I’m glad that I went with my instincts to double check.”       

Mr Snyder made the discovery during a biodiversity assessment team survey led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas and Global Wildlife Conservation.In total, the researchers found more than 30 species that are likely to be new to science.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On January 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 4, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Martin H. Constantine:

    This young lady Carinya Sharples posts really interesting articles about Guyana while she is residing there.

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm

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