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Friday, September 23, 2016

Species Named After Palau

Described by the WWF as the most biodiverse region of Micronesia, PALAU — a country comprised of over 500 islands and situated in the North Pacific Ocean, east of The Philippines — has dozens of endemic species (only living in Palau) and about thirty species named after the Oceanic country. The following species are some aquatic and land-based organisms named after Palau: Goniastrea palauensis coral, Palau Bevel-Nosed Boa, Palau Bush Warbler, Palau Fantail bird, Palau Flycatcher bird, Palau Flying Fox, Palau Frog, Palau Fruit Dove, Palau Ground Dove, Palau Ground Skink, Palau Island Dtella (Gecko), Palau Kingfisher bird, Palau Nightjar bird, Palau Owl, Palau Slender Gecko, Palau Snake-Eyed Skink, Palau Swiftlet bird, Palaua babelthuapi land snail, and Palaua minor land snail.

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