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Top 10 New Species: Two Plants

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has released their list of the top 10 new species for 2016, including two new plants. From Gabon, there's a new tree species, Sirdavidia solannona, shown here, which was found just a few meters f...
by Garden Design Online on May 23, 2016

New Mammal Species 2015

Brown titi monkeyAs 2015 draws to a close, it's time to look at some of the species of mammal that we didn't even know existed this time last year. Of course, the reality is that, in most cases, we knew that the animals existed, we just didn't realis...
by Synapsida on Dec 20, 2015

Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found

It’s not often that you hear of a shark being called ‘adorable,’ but in this case, the adjective fits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found an extremely rare specimen of a ‘pocket shark’ this week in the holdings...
by WebEcoist on Apr 27, 2015

Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, Two New Spider Species

Not only are these two newly-discovered spiders beautifully patterned, they’re also known for their elaborate courtship dances, earning them the hilarious and memorable names ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus.’ Researchers...
by WebEcoist on Mar 23, 2015

New Mammal Species 2014

Waiomys mamasaeNew species of animal are discovered every day. That isn't hyperbole; I mean it literally. I'm not sure of the exact number of new species that were named last year, but it's in the thousands, and likely a five-figure number, at that.
by Synapsida on Dec 14, 2014

Elattoneura caesia (Jungle Threadtail) – Endangered Species

There are six species from two genera of family Protoneuridae (commonly known as Threadtails) reported ((Disparoneura ramajana Lieftinck, 1971 is a junior synonym of Elattoneura leucostigma (Fraser, 1933), Elattoneura bigemmata Lieftinck, 1971 is a j...
by Real Zoologist on May 16, 2014

Fighting for life – Amphibians in India

“Frogs are extremely important indicators not just of climate change, but also pollutants in the environment.” – Sathyabhama Das Biju of the University of Delhi. Frogs and other amphibians are among the most threatened creatures in the...
by Real Zoologist on Mar 15, 2014

Biodiversity Conservation: A Need of the Hour

Ever if any alien happen to visit us the most astonishing and bewildering thing would be the phenomenal biodiversity we exhibit here. Not only for them, even for us humans who claim to be the most intelligent and civilized creation residing on earth...
by Real Zoologist on Feb 20, 2014

New Species and More Waiting to be Discovered!

Sun Moth - Credit: Oleg PekarskyAccording to statics biologists have cataloged and named about 1.2 million species, but most think this is just a drop in the bucket to what is left undiscovered. Some estimates put the undiscovered or yet to be d...
by The Crypto Crew on Dec 7, 2013

Welcome, the Olinguito

If you follow any sort of science news site, especially if you read the zoology bits, you cannot have failed to notice the recent announcement of the discovery of a "new species of carnivore" in South America. By the standards of such things, its a m...
by Synapsida on Aug 25, 2013

Species description is …

Species description A species description or type description is a formal description of a newly discovered species, usually in the form of a scientific paper. Its purpose is to give a clear description of a new species of organism and … Contin...
by What is this ? on Jul 18, 2013

News in Brief #8

Attack of the Killer Walrus (Or Not) The two principal families of fully aquatic carnivoran are the seals and the sea lions. To the casual observer, they can most easily be distinguished by the shape of their hind limbs. Sea lions can walk on all fou...
by Synapsida on Jan 23, 2013

News in Brief #7

Geoffroy's spider monkey Monkey Sleep, Monkey Poo Poo is useful stuff to zoologists: a lot of field work involves examining the stuff. It can tell you what an animal has been eating, how it behaves, and maybe something about it's genetics. And, of...
by Synapsida on Nov 22, 2012

News in Brief #6

Japanese macaques Baby Monkeys are Cute For we humans, it's fairly easy to estimate how old another human is just by looking at them. It may not work perfectly, but we can instinctively assign someone to at least to a broad age class - young adult,...
by Synapsida on Sep 28, 2012

Discovery of the World's Newest Monkey

Hamlyn's monkey (left) and lesula (right) Even today, new species of mammal are being discovered all the time. The majority are small animals, often nocturnal, or otherwise difficult to find. Just in the last few months I've seen the announcement of...
by Synapsida on Sep 16, 2012

New species – purple crabs

In the Palawan,western Philippines, researchers found a strange purple crab, this new species of color crab is named "Insulamon palawanense".   Related Posts No related posts. Related Posts No related posts.
by Amazing Data on Apr 28, 2012

Panda Sheep

Scottish research base of giant panda breeding created a new hybrid species – "Panda Sheep” Because of the declining survival rate of panda cubs, someone came up with a plan of combining genes of panda and sheep to create "Panda Sheep...
by 2PEP on Apr 25, 2012

Purple Crab

Our world is so awesome, seems every day something new is discovered. An example, take a look at this purple crab that was recently discovered in the Philippines. Now I love crab as I am sure many others do, but how could you even think of eating thi...
by n-yo-face on Apr 24, 2012

News in Brief #4

A Rat's Idea of 'Vermin' Arguably the most important factor in the success of humanity as a species is out ability to modify the environment around us, to take somewhere inhospitable, and not only make it habitable for our species, but enable it to...
by Synapsida on Mar 30, 2012

World’s Tiniest Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

From nose to tail, the newly discovered Brookesia Micra grows to just over an inch.   So how did anyone even find them?  While research team leader Frank Glaw claims that his group had experience finding tiny lizards, he also admitted “it was...
by MapSalesDotCom on Feb 15, 2012


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