Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous

October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
Pink DolphinOct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) “Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009,” an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the biggest rain forest of the world. “Amazon” is still a safe abode. Between the decade 1999 and 2009, more than 1,200 new species of plants and vertebrates were discovered from this dense green region.

The feature “Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009,” gives an account of the 257 types of fish, 55 species of reptiles, 216 species of amphibians, 16 types of birds and 39 types of mammals. It also discovered 637 species of plants. One of the cutest things that they have probably discovered, is the Inia Boliviensis. It is a species of dolphin found in that region. However, it has certain unique features that makes this animal cuter than the general ones. Inia Boliviensis also known as the pink river dolphin has an unique figure, with including a pink nose and a circular head. Initially the scientists thought that this species of dolphin, is a subspecies of Inia Geoffrensis, which is another species of dolphin found in the same region. However, in 2006, in was discovered that Inia Boliviensis is a separate species itself, as it has more teeth, a smaller, wider and rounder body, and a smaller head too. Dolphins have always been a friendly and lovable mammal.

It recent mention in the “Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009,” has made every one more curious about this newly discovered species. Other interesting animals that have been mentioned in the articles are bald-headed parrot, Pyrilia Aurantiocephala, huge catfish that survive on monkeys, new type of anaconda, Ranitomeya Amazonica, a frog that has a burst of flames on its head etc.

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