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The mystery of lime-green lizard blood

Green blood is one of the most unusual characteristics in the animal kingdom, but it's the hallmark of a group of lizards in New...

New shrew species discovered on ‘sky island’ in Philippines

The Philippines teems with biodiversity: 657 bird species roam and fly throughout the country's 7,641 islands, and over 2,000 fish species swim in the...

A new water beetle and it is named after Leonardo DiCaprio

New animal species are sometimes named after celebrities because of their trademark looks. That's how we got the blonde-haired Donald Trump moth and the big-armed Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Five new blanket-hermit crab species described

At the turn of the twentieth century, two independent marine scientists - JR Henderson in 1888, and A Alcock in 1899, described two unusual...

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a study published April 18, 2018 in...

Biodiversity: All the colors of the rainbow

The diversity of Madagascar is unique. More than 420 reptile species are already known from this enormous island off the east coast of Madagascar,...

Butterfly species discovered 60 years after its collection

In 1959, a then-teenage lepidopterist Thomas Emmel collected 13 fawn-colored butterflies in the highlands of Mexico. Nearly 60 years later, those butterflies are finally being...

Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in...

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group...

Tadpoles of new species rely on ‘suction cups’ to keep up

Indonesia, a megadiverse country spanning over 17,000 islands located between Australia and mainland Asia, is home to more than 16% of the world's known...

New butterfly species named for Field Museum’s Emily Graslie

As the Field Museum's chief curiosity correspondent, Emily Graslie has plunged elbow-deep into wolf guts, dug up 52-million-year-old fish fossils and unpacked species classification...

Two new species of stone centipedes found in China

Scientists described two species of previously unknown stone centipedes from China. Now housed at the Hengshui University, China, where all members of the team work,...

Study discovers six new species of silky anteaters

Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky...

A glimpse in the flora of Asia puts a spotlight on its conservation

Covering only 3 % of Earth's total land area, four overlapping biodiversity hotspots in South East China - Indo-Burma, Philippines, Sundaland and Wallacea -...

Wasp likely uses saw-like spines to break out of its host body

About the size of a sesame seed, a new species of wasp from Costa Rica, named Dendrocerus scutellaris, has elaborate branched antennae that could...