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More Than 9,000 Tree Species Await Scientific Description
A new study of tree biodiversity estimates that Earth boasts 14 percent more tree species than previous efforts have identified.
More Than 9,000 Tree Species Await Scientific Description
More Than 9,000 Tree Species Await Scientific Description

A new study of tree biodiversity estimates that Earth boasts 14 percent more tree species than previous efforts have identified.

A new study of tree biodiversity estimates that Earth boasts 14 percent more tree species than previous efforts have identified.

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Previously Unknown Beaked Whale Species Spotted off Mexico
Max Kozlov | Dec 12, 2020 | 2 min read
A team of scientists searching for a rare species of whale instead found a species of whale they say has never been recorded.
Tortoise Not Seen for 113 Years Found on Galapagos Island
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 25, 2019 | 1 min read
Chelonoidis phantasticus, or the Fernandina giant tortoise, was feared extinct until an expedition found a lone female in a remote area on the island of Fernandina.
Image of the Day: Seeing is Bee-lieving
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 22, 2019 | 1 min read
Four decades after it was thought to have disappeared in the wild, scientists have found a single female Wallace’s giant bee in Indonesia.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Snake Secrets
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017 | 1 min read
See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.
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