Lost World revisited

Return trip to the Foja Mountains of western New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Indonesia has yielded two new species of mammal as well as more glimpses and photos of some of the region’s stunning bird species.

During the most recent trip, in June 2007, a group of scientists led by Conservation International were accompanied by a film crew. They managed to film the courtship displays of the Golden-fronted Bowerbird Amblyornis flavifrons and the Black Sicklebill Epimachus fastuosus, a Bird-of-paradise. However, the most surprising finds of the trip were two new species of mammal – a Cercarteus pygmy possum and a Mallomys giant rat.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 11:34 pm

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