Gasteranthus extinctus, a plant with bright orange flowers and deep green leaves
Science Snapshot: Not “Extinctus” After All
Assumed to have gone extinct more than 30 years ago, Gasteranthus extinctus has been rediscovered by scientists working in Ecuador.
Science Snapshot: Not “Extinctus” After All
Science Snapshot: Not “Extinctus” After All

Assumed to have gone extinct more than 30 years ago, Gasteranthus extinctus has been rediscovered by scientists working in Ecuador.

Assumed to have gone extinct more than 30 years ago, Gasteranthus extinctus has been rediscovered by scientists working in Ecuador.

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nomenclature
A notecard with outdated names of prokaryotic phyla crossed out and replaced with the newer names.
Newly Renamed Prokaryote Phyla Cause Uproar
Dan Robitzski | Jan 4, 2022
The International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes recently pulled the rank of phylum into its code of official nomenclature. Experts say the move will help standardize science in the long run but potentially disrupt research now.
Black and white world map, with lines connecting red areas that indicate COVID-19 hotspots, along with overlaid drawings of SARS-CoV-2.
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Lisa Winter | Jun 1, 2021
Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.