Brazil is the country with the greatest number of unknown animal species, says study

Researchers from UFPB and Yale have designed a 'map of undiscovered life', identifying regions of the planet with a higher probability of finding terrestrial vertebrates not yet described by science.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the country with the largest number of terrestrial vertebrate animal species still unknown to science, according to a projection made by scientists from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and Yale University, in the United States.

The researchers developed a model with information about the probability of discovering new species and generated a map of the regions where they are likely to be found. The study was published this Monday, March 22nd, in the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

According to the research, 60% of these new discoveries should occur in tropical . . .

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