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Brazil ranks first in the world in potential new species discovery – study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A country of continental proportions, with such a wide range of biomes, climates and altitudes can easily harbor the world's greatest variety of plant and animal species yet to be classified by science. This is Brazil in 2021, according to a study published in Nature, Ecology and Evolution scientific journal.

Using computer-calculated mathematical models, the research shows that 70% of potential species discoveries are concentrated in only 10 countries, including Brazil, which alone accounts for 10% of all species yet to be described.

The Amazon and Atlantic Forests account for 60% of the country . . .

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