Friday, December 19, 2008

Dragon Millipede

The bright pink dragon millipede (pictured) is one of over 1,000 new species discovered in the Mekong Delta during a 10 year project. Other species found include the Laotian rock rat and a bright green pit viper. (h/t DJ) The pink dragon made #3 on National Geographic's Top 10 New Species of 2007.

(image credit: International Institute for Species Exploration/Arizona State University, nationalgeographic.com)