Thursday, 28 May 2015

Photos: 'Dementor' Wasps, Fanged Bats & Other Bizarre Species of the Greater Mekong

by Live Science Staff | May 28, 2015 10:58am ET

In 2014, 139 new species of plants and animals were discovered in parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, an area collectively known as the Greater Mekong region. This list of new species was recently published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which seeks to preserve the Greater Mekong as one of the most biologically diverse regions on Earth. Here are some of the most incredible creatures and plants that researchers uncovered last year.

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