“Lost World” Reveals New Species

Lost World

Pockets of rainforest dot the boulderfields of the Cape Melville Range.


In March, Tim went to the Cape Melville Range in Australia with Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and discovered new species of amphibian and reptiles.  This was part of an expedition traversing the Cape York Peninsula of Northeastern Australia.  As you can see from the picture above, the mountain range is covered with huge boulders that make the area almost impassable.  The only way in was by being dropped off by helicopter onto one of the boulders the size of a house, which didn’t work the first time.  You can read the full story by National Geographic News.

New Gecko Species

Herpetologist Conrad Hoskin holds a brand new species of Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius eximius) shortly after his discovery in the pockets of rainforest in the boulder fields of the Cape Melville Range.


New Frog Species

A new species of Boulder Frog (Cophixalus petrophilus) found among the boulders of the Cape Melville Range.



  1. Ashik Musicroom says:

    I’m always amazed by your discoveries Tim & team.. Good work..