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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
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 2, 2018
The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear,
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback.
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?
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
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
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
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
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.