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Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...

The first endemic Baltic Sea fish species received its name

The "Baltic flounder" Platichthys solemdali is the first fish species shown to be native only to the Baltic Sea, i.e. the first endemic fish described from...

New ‘scaly’ snails species group following striking discoveries

Six new species of unique land snails whose shells are covered with what look like scales have been described from the biodiversity hotspot of...

New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland have discovered a new wasp species in the Amazon which has an exceptionally large stinger that surprised...

New grass species makes a strong case for conservation

Originally collected 28 years ago in Ecuador, new species Poa laegaardiana has been just described, only to find out its prospects for surviving in its type...

New wasps named after Crocodile Dundee and Toblerone

A total of 17 new genera and 29 new species of parasitoid wasps were identified following a study into the material deposited at major...

Six new species of goblin spiders discovered

Fictional characters originally 'described' by famous English children's writer Enid Blyton have given their names to six new species of minute goblin spiders discovered...

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining...

New shrimp species named after Bilbo Baggins

Two new species of tiny symbiotic shrimps are described, illustrated and named by biology student at Leiden University Werner de Gier as part of his bachelor's...

First record of large-antlered muntjac in Vietnam

In November 2017 - under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) - scientists and conservationists...

An expedition ends in the most biodiverse protected area

After a two-and-a-half-year expedition through the world's most biodiverse protected area, the Identidad Madidi explorers have concluded their epic quest of completing a massive...

New crustacean species in deep sea hydrothermal vent in Japan

A new species of microcrustacean (Stygiopontius) was collected from a submarine hot spring (hydrothermal vent) of a volcanic seamount (Myojin-sho caldera) in the Pacific...

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...