New poisonous snake species discovered in RBI’s Flagship Project in Peru

A new species to science has been discovered in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, a specific region of the Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve project. The snake was discovered in the ‘Pampas del Heath’ location of the protected natural area, which is a highly unique, seasonally flooded savanna ecosystem surrounded by Amazon rainforest. As a result of the specific habitat conditions, there are a high number of species that are endemic to the area, and even hold species yet to be discovered. It is also very remote and therefore scarcely researched with little known about the ecosystem.The research about this new species has been published in the Zootaxa journal which specialises in the area of ​​zoological taxonomy.

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