New animal species discoveries in Venezuela

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This video is called History of Venezuela‘s Ancient Tepuis.

From the BBC:

5 August 2012 Last updated at 05:03

New swimming cave cricket species filmed

By Matt Bardo Reporter, BBC Nature

A swimming cricket was one of three “new species” discovered by a TV crew filming in South America.

The “unbelievable” insect find was captured on camera along with a no-eyed harvestman and a cave catfish.

The trio were found in a remote Venezuelan tepui, a type of table-top mountain in the region.

“We’ve only named about a million species of insects and there are almost certainly five to eight million undescribed,” said Dr George McGavin.

The filming was part of a new BBC/Discovery Channel/Terra Mater TV co-production called The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World.

“[It’s] the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen,” biologist and presenter, Dr McGavin, told BBC Nature.

“It swims underwater and uses…

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