Species


New Species of Pistol Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

New Species of Pistol Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

A novel type of shrimp has been given a scientific name that seeks its original inspiration from none other than the rock band...

Apr 12 2017, 10:46am CDT

Fifty New Spider Species Discovered in North Australia

Fifty New Spider Species Discovered in North Australia

Fifty novel species of spiders have been found recently in the Land Down Under (that would be Australia). They include among th...

Apr 11 2017, 1:11pm CDT

Manatees are No Longer Endangered Species

Manatees are No Longer Endangered Species

Manatees are downgraded from Endangered to Threatened following a population boom...

Apr 1 2017, 4:08am CDT

Endangered Species of Rare Tiger Found in Thailand

Endangered Species of Rare Tiger Found in Thailand

An endangered species of wild tiger in the jungles of Thailand may see better days ahead. There is indeed hope for these rare s...

Mar 29 2017, 5:36am CDT

Bringing back Extinct Species Could Lead to Biodiversity Loss

Bringing back Extinct Species Could Lead to Biodiversity Loss

Scientists are discussing the fact that bringing back extinct species would be a catastrophic move....

Feb 28 2017, 7:23am CST

Half of the World's Species could be Extinct by the End of the Century

Half of the World's Species could be Extinct by the End of the Century

Human activites are the driving force behind this die-off...

Feb 28 2017, 6:20am CST

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...

Feb 16 2017, 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...

Feb 15 2017, 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