Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea | Environment | The Guardian
Team of scientists find more than 40 previously unidentified species in remote volcanic crater
Wow, I'm even more jealous of my boy, who's off hiking in PNG with his family.
A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs which have never before been recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat, which may turn out to be the biggest in the world.