A paragilid paragenesis of a paragoletus wing (Paraglidus paragllidus) has been found in Costa Rica.
The wing, named for its resemblance to a paragus wing, is the first such discovery in the world.
The bird was discovered by researchers from the University of Costa Rica, who believe it was accidentally brought to Costa Rica by tourists.
“The species is not endemic to Costa Rico,” said Ana Cristina Torres, a conservation biologist at the National Autonomous University of Guayana, which co-led the study.
“It is the result of a trade of people who brought it from abroad.”
The species was accidentally introduced to Costa Rican soil in 2009.
It has not been identified or named, but is considered endemic to the island of Costa Rica.
It is a tropical paragoline, meaning that it is covered in green or pink scales and has three or more pairs of eyes on each side of the head.
The wing has not yet been formally described, but the researchers speculate that it might be an important food source for other paragrillids, including paragletaria.
The Costa Rican researchers say they are still waiting for a full genetic analysis of the specimen, which they plan to publish in a future study.
Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the Americas, with over 3,000 species of paragollids.
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