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Peru's Manu National Park sets new biodiversity record


February 18, 2014

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When it comes to amphibian and reptile biodiversity, the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains in South America stand out. A new survey of "herps" in and around Manu National Park in Peru by the University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Rudolf von May and his Illinois colleagues Alessandro Catenazzi and Edgar Lehr recorded a greater biodiversity--287 species, some new to science--than any other protected area in the world, including the previous leader in Ecuador.Full Story

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