Cambodian blue-crested agama, Phnom Kulen bent-toed gecko among new species discovered in Greater Mekong, says WWF

A Cambodian blue-crested agama and a Phnom Kulen bent-toed geckos are among the 380 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong sub-region in 2021 and 2022, a World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) report has confirmed.

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A total of 290 plants, 19 fishes, 24 amphibians, 46 reptiles and one mammal were spotted in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, the report said, adding that this brought the total number of vascular plants, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals described in the Greater Mekong since 1997 to 3,389.

“The Greater Mekong is home to globally iconic and endangered species, including the tiger, the Asian elephant, the Sunda pangolin, and the giant freshwater stingray,” the report said.

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