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[October 28 AFP] Usually [ of northern Australia ], it is the investigation conducted in the area which man does not come into, and three sorts of new species of the vertebrate were discovered.
The scientists who were in charge of investigation there called the area isolated from the external world over 28 days and these years of millions of “The Lost World.”
It is the rocks at the Cape Melville (Cape Melville) height in Cape York Peninsula (Cape York Peninsula) that the new species was discovered by the investigation of ? this year.
Mr. Conrad Hoskin (Conrad Hoskin) of Australian James Cook University (James Cook University) and the photography party of National Geographic (National Geographic) were surprised at what was discovered there.
In what was ? Found, the kind in which neither the house lizard called the leaf tail gecko with a tail like a leaf which carried out the strange figure, nor a golden lizard, the frog which inhabits rocks, etc. is discovered until now was included.
An expeditionary party, Mr. Hoskin, said, “The summit in Cape Melville is The Lost World.”
? — a height of hundreds of meters had been loaded with this area by the black granite with the size like a car or housing, and it is made to it.
Although investigation around foot might be conducted until now, the wall of the huge rock stood with its legs wide apart, and the plateau of the tropical rain forests which spread at a height, and rocks was hardly investigated.
■ Three sorts of new species, a house lizard, a lizard, and a frog
Discovery of ? attention is a “primitive figure was carried out” leaf tail gecko with a length of about 20 cm.
It has left the image of the ancient times at the time of the Australia whole region having been tropical rain forests.
The cape Melville leaf tail gecko (Cape Melville Leaf-tailed Gecko) with a big eye and the slender body is equipped with the very different feature from close species, and the scientific name was named “Saltuarius eximius.”
This discovery is published at the current number of the science journal “Zootaxa.”
The kind in which ? cape Melville shade スキンク (Cape Melville Shade Skink) also inhabits only the tropical rain forests which spread on the plateau of these rocks.
It had the greatly different feature from the close species which inhabit southern tropical rain forests.
? and a blotchy Borda frog (Blotched Boulder-frog) were also discovered.
to the dry season, the rocks of a plateau are deep — coldness and warmth — this frog that has hidden the body at the humid place comes out in a table in the rainy season of summer which hits at a breeding season.