There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.
A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.
January 18, 2018|
Primatologist Spartaco Gippoliti confirmed the existence of a second species of the mustache-wearing patas monkey in a study published in Primate Conservation last year. Patas monkeys are fast runners, able to reach a speed of 34 miles per hour, and are native to the Blue Nile basin in western Ethiopia and Sudan.
S. Gippoliti, “On the taxonomy of Erythrocebus with a re-evaluation of Erythrocebus poliophaeus (Reichenbach, 1862) from the Blue Nile region of Sudan and Ethiopia,” Primate Conservation, 31:53-59, 2017.