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New species


Meet Squatina mapama, new angel shark species from Panama

January 27, 2022 5:14 pm

The Small-crested Angelshark is the fourth new species of Squatina identified in the Western Atlantic in the last decade.

Ghostly monkey among 224 new Mekong region species: WWF Report

January 26, 2022 1:14 pm

Despite human encroachments on tropical forests and other wild zones, much of the Greater Mekong is still little explored and each year dozens of new species are found — a glimmer of hope as so many species go extinct.

Natural History Museum described 552 new species in 2021. Here's our favourite five

January 20, 2022 5:12 pm

The discoveries range from the smallest invertebrates of the oceans to the largest predators that ruled Earth millions of years ago.

Meet S. olteniensis, a new pangolin species that lived two million years ago

January 18, 2022 5:00 pm

The identification is significant as it challenges previous research that suggested that pangolins moved out of Europe 10 million years ago.

Meet the new tree from Cameroon named after Leonardo DiCaprio

January 07, 2022 11:41 am

The tree was assessed as 'critically endangered', as its habitat remains unprotected and faces threats from logging, conversion to plantations, and mining.

Louisiana researchers identify 14 new shrew species on Sulawesi

December 27, 2021 1:13 pm

Genetic analysis may indicate how long ago or recently similar species split apart and whether they’ve been in regular contact with each other since then

This subterranean creature has 1,306 legs. Yes, that's a record.

December 17, 2021 11:00 am

Until now, the leggiest animal known was a California millipede species with 750 legs.

Fossil of giant scorpion that lived 400 million years ago discovered in China

October 28, 2021 12:32 pm

Named Terropterus xiushanensis, it belonged to an extinct arthropod group called Eurypterids.

Meet S. jaisalmerensis, a new Jurassic era shark from Rajasthan

September 17, 2021 2:42 am

Over 30 teeth specimens collected from the region showed that the species lived about 160 and 168 million years ago.

Fossil of previously unknown four-legged whale found in Egypt

August 26, 2021 2:26 pm

The new whale, named Phiomicetus anubis, had an estimated body length of some three meters and a body mass of about 600 kg, and was likely a top predator, the researchers said.