species discovery
Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails
Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 2, 2018
The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
The New Species of 2017
The New Species of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2017
A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year
Opinion: Birds of a Feather?
Opinion: Birds of a Feather?
Geoffrey E. Hill | Mar 10, 2017
Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.
SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016
SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
A look at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry scientists’ picks
New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered
New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered
Chris Palmer | Aug 15, 2013
The olinguito, misidentified by zookeepers and museum curators for nearly a century, is the first new carnivorous mammal discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.
Top New Species Announced
Top New Species Announced
Jef Akst | May 24, 2013
The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University reveals its list of the top 10 new species of 2012.
New Genus of Bat
New Genus of Bat
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.
Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names
Hannah Waters | Feb 16, 2012
Researchers discovered four mini chameleon species in Madagascar that are fighting to survive.