Species


New Crocodile Species Discovered in German Quarry

New Crocodile Species Discovered in German Quarry

3D reconstruction of skull reveals detailed description of a small crocodile from Germany's Langenberg Quarry...

4 days ago, 3:39pm CST

Invasive Species are on the Rise Worlwide, Study Finds

Invasive Species are on the Rise Worldwide, Study Finds

The number of alien species has increased dramatically in recent years as 37% of all recorded invasive species were introduced...

5 days ago, 2:46pm CST

Arcella Gandalfi: New Amoeba Species Named After Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

Arcella Gandalfi: New Amoeba Species Named After Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

A novel type of amoeba has a title that has been taken straight from The Lord of the Rings. That is because it has a shell that...

Feb 9 2017, 10:20am CST

New Fish-Scale Gecko Species Escape Predators by Leaving Skin

New Fish-Scale Gecko Species Escape Predators by Leaving Skin

A novel species of gecko with giant scales has an extraordinary escape mechanism. It detaches its outer scales and ends up lite...

Feb 8 2017, 9:15am CST

Worm-Like Animal Species Discovered in Canada

Worm-Like Animal Species Discovered in Canada

The creature belongs to Lobopodia, a now-extinct group of animals resembling worms with legs...

Jan 31 2017, 8:34am CST

Weird Catfish Species Discovered in Myanmar

Weird Catfish Species Discovered in Myanmar

The catfish is distinguished from other species by its unique mouthpart and teeth...

Jan 25 2017, 2:32pm CST

Parasitic Wasp New Species Named After Ancient Egyptian God of Evil

Parasitic Wasp New Species Named After Ancient Egyptian God of Evil

Crypt-keeper-wasp, a new species of parasitic wasp named after ancient Egyptian god of evil set can control evil animals, like...

Jan 25 2017, 7:59am CST

New Crab Species Named After Harry Potter Characters

New Crab Species Named After Harry Potter Characters

While we don't know a lot about the animals that live and travel to coral reefs, and ex-Marine turned researcher, Harry Conley,...

Jan 24 2017, 9:43am CST

Giant prehistoric otter species discovered in China

Giant prehistoric otter species discovered in China

These ancient giant otters were the size of wolves...

Jan 24 2017, 6:06am CST

Scientists Discover 6 Million Years Old Wolf-Sized Otter Species in China

Scientists Discover Ancient Wolf-Sized Otter Species in China

Scientists have managed to discover the remains of 6 million years old otter that was about the size of a wolf....

Jan 24 2017, 3:18am CST

Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi: New Species of Moth Named after Trump Due to its Hairstyle

Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi: New Species of Moth Named after Trump Due to its Hairstyle

Newfound species has yellowish-white scales atop its head...

Jan 17 2017, 11:31pm CST

New Gibbon Species Named after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker

New Gibbon Species is Named after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker

The new species of gibbon lives in the forests of southwest China and is already endangered...

Jan 12 2017, 12:04am CST

Three New Flatworm Species Found in Brazil

Three New Flatworm Species Found in Brazil

It looks like three novel species of land-dwelling flatworms have been discovered in the Brazilian Araucaria forest....

Jan 11 2017, 7:27am CST

New Beetle Species Identified 147 Years After its Discovery

New Ground Beetle Species Identified 147 Years After its Discovery

The new species is finally described several decades after its collection from nature...

Jan 10 2017, 12:16pm CST

Maps Reveal How Human Consumption Hurts Endangered Species

Maps Reveal How Human Consumption Hurts Endangered Species

Researchers create a series of world maps that illustrate species threat hotspots across the globe for individual countries...

Jan 7 2017, 2:57pm CST

New Hawaiian Fish Species Named After Obama

New Hawaiian Fish Species Named After Obama

A colorful Hawaiian fish has been named after the outgoing POTUS Barack Obama....

Dec 22 2016, 7:42am CST

University of Rochester Discovered New Prehistoric Bird Species

University of Rochester Discovered New Prehistoric Bird Species

A novel type of bird fossil of the Arctic region that is 90 million years old has been discovered....

Dec 20 2016, 6:51am CST

Rainbow Snake Among 163 New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong

Rainbow Snake Among 163 New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong

Many novel species have been found in the Mekong region. They include in their ranks a rainbow snake and a small frog as well....

Dec 19 2016, 7:51am CST

New Plant Species Named After Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix

New Plant Species Named After Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix

The plant is found only in a small area in Baja California, Mexico...

Dec 18 2016, 7:56am CST

New Spider Species Named After Harry Potter Hat

New Spider Species Named After Harry Potter Hat

The new species of spider bear uncanny resemblance to the sorting hat from Harry Potter series, prompting discoveres to name th...

Dec 17 2016, 8:06am CST

Number of Bird Species in the World Doubles to 18,000

Number of Bird Species in the World Doubles to 18,000

There are about 18,000 bird species in the world - nearly twice as many as previously thought, new research suggests."This new...

Dec 13 2016, 12:35am CST

Scientists Plan to Create First Aquatic Species Map for West US

Scientists Plan to Create First Aquatic Species Map for US West

The map will help researchers see how biodiversity and ecosystems change over time and how to protect native species...

Nov 28 2016, 5:12am CST

New Dominant Ant Species Discovered in Ethiopia

New Dominant Ant Species Discovered in Ethiopia

A novel ant species from Ethiopia may spread all around the world....

Nov 25 2016, 4:12am CST

Ancient Gecko Species Sheds More Light into Australian Desert Origins

Ancient Gecko Species Sheds More Light into Australian Desert Origins

Ancient species of gecko sought refuge in the ranges of central Australia about 10 million years ago, a time when deserts were...

Nov 15 2016, 4:53am CST

Hundreds of More Birds Species Might be Endangered than We Thought, Says Study

Hundreds of More Birds Species Might be Endangered than We Thought, Says Study

Duke University's experts find that the IUCN current Red List is missing hundreds of bird species that are at risk of exti...

Nov 14 2016, 10:50am CST

New Species of Millipede with 414 Legs Found in California Cave

New Species of Millipede with 414 Legs Found in California Cave

A novel type of millipede was recently found in a Californian grotto. It has many fine legs making it look to be quite an oddit...

Oct 24 2016, 10:48am CDT

New Dinosaur Species Found in Australia

New Dinosaur Species Found in Australia

A new dinosaur belonging to the Cretaceous Period was unearthed from Queensland....

Oct 21 2016, 3:55am CDT

Cave Paintings Reveal Mystery Species of Bison Hybrid

Cave Paintings Reveal Mystery Species of Bison Hybrid

An enigmatic bison hybrid has been found from samples of old DNA and cave drawings drawn by cavemen....

Oct 19 2016, 4:58am CDT

New Rare Ant Species Found in Little Devil Poison Frog’s Stomach

New Rare Ant Species Found in Little Devil Poison Frog’s Stomach

A unique type of ant species has been found in a poison frog’s stomach....

Oct 10 2016, 10:22am CDT

New Species of Jurassic Reptile Discovered Thanks to Fossil Skeleton Stored in Bristol

New Species of Jurassic Reptile Discovered Thanks to Fossil Skeleton Stored in Bristol

Scientists found a new species of Ichthyosaur which lived around 200 million years ago in the early Jurassic period...

Oct 10 2016, 7:37am CDT

Honey Bees Added to U.S. List of Endangered Species for the First Time

Bees Added to U.S. List of Endangered Species for the First Time

Apparently, honey bees in the United States have entered the endangered species list for the very first time. This spells catas...

Oct 4 2016, 5:35am CDT

Rare Tree Frog Species goes Extinct with the Death of Last Known Member

Rare Tree Frog Species goes Extinct with the Death of Last Known Member

The last known member of Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog has died recently and its death means that the species does not ex...

Oct 3 2016, 1:03am CDT

Devil Frog Vomits a New Ant Species

Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species

Researchers discover a new species of ant in a wild frog's puke...

Sep 25 2016, 1:01pm CDT

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee to be Listed as Endangered Species

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee to be Listed as Endangered Species

Rusty patched bumble bee is an essential pollinator in the North America. The bee species has experienced a significant decline...

Sep 23 2016, 10:25pm CDT

Extinct Reptile Species Shows Dinosaurs Copied Body and Skull Shapes of Distant Relatives

Extinct Reptile Species Shows Dinosaurs Copied Body and Skull Shapes of Distant Relatives

An extinct reptile shows clear proof of dinosaurs imitating the skull and bodily forms of distant cousins....

Sep 23 2016, 6:38am CDT

Most Humpback Whales Removed from Endangered Species List

Most Humpback Whales Removed from Endangered Species List

9 of 14 of distinct population segments of humpback whales have recovered enough to be taken off the endangered species list, N...

Sep 10 2016, 5:53am CDT

There are Four Giraffe Species Reveals DNA Analysis

There are Four Giraffe Species Reveals DNA Analysis

Scientists have, in a genetic analysis, found that giraffes are actually not one species, but four.Up until now, they had only...

Sep 9 2016, 4:59am CDT

There are Actually Four Species of Giraffe, Not Just One

There are Actually Four Species of Giraffe, Not Just One

Genetic analysis uncovers four highly distinct species of giraffe across Africa, which apparently do not mate with each other...

Sep 8 2016, 2:25pm CDT

New Crab Species Discovered in Chinese Pet Market

New Crab Species Discovered in Chinese Pet Market

An examination of the ornamental fish market in southern China has led to the discovery of a new species and even a new genus...

Sep 8 2016, 6:33am CDT

New Fish Species Named After President Obama

New Fish Species Named After President Obama

Maroon and gold fish found in Papahānaumokuākea has been named after President Barack Obama...

Sep 3 2016, 2:03am CDT

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