New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey

Source: ScienceDaily

This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a rainforest survey on Malaysia’s island state of Penang. A 117-member team documented flora and fauna from the tops of trees to the dark reaches of caves and discovered several species previously unknown to science living just miles from a major metropolis. Survey results will contribute to this ancient rainforest’s nomination as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206100113.htm