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Two new species of already-endangered screech owls discovered in Amazon rainforest

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The Amazon rainforest is teeming with creatures unknown to science—and that's just in broad daylight. After dark, the forest is a whole new place, alive with nocturnal animals that have remained even more elusive to scientists than their day-shift counterparts. In a new paper in Zootaxa, researchers described two new species of screech owls that live in the Amazon and Atlantic forests, both of which are already critically endangered.

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