Meet the Lygosoma veunsaiensis: a newly discovered lizard that dwells underground in the Cambodian jungles.
The slender skink is quite striking: its skin evokes the rainbow reflection you see when light strikes an oil slick. It was discovered by a joint team -- Conservation International/Flora and Fauna International -- the plies the jungles seeking new species.
The team called the lizard a "very lucky find, as this type of lizard typically spends much of its time underground."
Will wildlife researchers encounter more lucky finds in Cambodia's little-explored hinterlands?
That may depend on how many jungles are lost to illicit logging, a lucrative industry watchdog group Global Witness connects to key government figures.