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Prêmio escolhe melhores fotos de micro-organismos no microscópio

O sexto lugar foi para Dorit Hockman, da Universidade de Cambridge, no Reino Unido, com esta imagem de um embrião de camaleão (Chamaeleo cal...

A creature discovered by engineers building a dam in the Amazon is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian that resembles an earthworm or as some are noting, part of the male anatomy. The animal was discovered while draining a portion of the Madeira River — a major tributary of the Amazon — for a controversial hydroelectric project. Six individuals were found according to biologist Julian Tupan, who identified the species as Atretochoana eiselti.

Nobody really knows what the strange structures on the head of the Bocydium treehopper are for. They don't use them in courtship and seem pretty ineffective for defense.

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Atop the Amazon rainforest

Walking along a path in the Amazon rainforest, several overheated travelers come across a copper-colored brook rippling under a mossy wooden bridge. It’s an inviting sight. But the beckoning waters could well camouflage a deadly predator. “The huge snake the anaconda loves to stay in these small rivers,” said Bruno Takeshi, a tall, unflappable Brazilian, referring to the massive reptile that squeezes the life out of its prey.

Brazilian Wandering Spider, Banana Spider. One of most deadly spiders in the world gives men painful and lasting erections. Weird.

Red-tailed Boa (Boa c. constrictor)

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The tip of the Atlas moths wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of the distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.