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Matilda's Horned Viper agunduliwa Tanzania

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  1. m_kishuri

    m_kishuri JF-Expert Member

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    Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently announced the discovery of a new snake species in East Africa. Matilda's horned viper (Atheris matildae) was found in a remote area of Tanzania, according to a WCS press release.
    The snake, which was described in a December issue of the journal Zootaxa, is just over two feet long, has horn-like scales above its eyes and is covered in distinctive black and yellow markings.
    According to National Geographic, the snake's habitat is threatened by "human development and other factors." In fact, its habitat has reportedly been reduced to less than 40 square miles within the remote forest.
    Consequently, the researchers expect the snake to be listed as critically endangered, reports Mongabay. As a precaution, the team that discovered the snake is keeping the location of its habitat a secret. They have also collected 11 snakes for a captive breeding program.
    The newly-discovered species isn't the only snake garnering attention. Last week, one of Australia's biggest snakes received her annual weigh-in. Atomic Betty tipped the scales at 302 pounds.

    Matilda's Horned Viper, New Snake Species, Discovered In Tanzania (PHOTOS)
     
  2. Kaunga

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    sasa wakifanya location yake secret si ndio itakuwa encroached zaidi? I hope huyo matilda ambaye viper kawa named after ni mtanzania!
     
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    Good news,
    Natumaini wataalam hawa watashawishi jamii isiwatokomeze hawa nyoka.

    Nina mashaka huo usiri wa eneo husika isije ikawa ni maandalizi ya kuwatoroshea nje....
     
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    Hao Nyoka wapo tangia kale nikichunga mbuzi mimi ! Tuliwaita vifutu
     
  5. m_kishuri

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    Rev. Siunajuwa tena hawa ndugu nzetu weupe na tabia yao ya kujikweza. Kila kitu mpaka waone wao ndio kimevumbuliwa, lakini tukiona sisi, sio uvumbuzi.
     
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    Nimeona wanasema kwamba huyu nyoka (Bi. Matilda) kule Southern Highland part of Tanzania. Kwa elimu yangu ya Geografia (Hello Mwal. Mzezele) nadhani ni mkoa fulani kule Kusini.
     
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    Mchungaji, huyu si kifutu bana!
     
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    hata wakiwachukua nani anayejali hapa bongo tabu tupu..
     
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    Hawa watu Bwana, eti new species! Wakati unamkuta nyoka ameshakaa miaka na miaka halafu unatangazi new specie.
     
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    Mkuu Renegade, new specie kwa maana it has not been recorded and known to the science world, si vinginevyo.
     
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