Mammals

New species of glider discovered in the Northern Territory

New species of glider discovered in the Northern Territory

Mammals, New Species August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Sydney Morning Herald | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: smh.com.au Researchers in the Northern Territory believe they have found a new marsupial species, and the process of identifying it could take them all the way to the British Museum. The undescribed species of glider was first captured for analysis in the Northern Territory by researchers at Charles Darwin University, and is an animal Australia knows little about.

New species of titi monkey discovered in remote Peruvia…

New species of titi monkey discovered in remote Peruvia…

Mammals, New Species August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

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The unexpected one: A new pale nectar-feeding bat speci…

The unexpected one: A new pale nectar-feeding bat speci…

Mammals, New Species July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Scientists find a new species of horseshoe bat from Sou…

Scientists find a new species of horseshoe bat from Sou…

Mammals, New Species July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

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DNA study proves African jackals are really a new speci…

DNA study proves African jackals are really a new speci…

Mammals, New Species July 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two new species of carnivorous marsupials from Australia.

Two new species of carnivorous marsupials from Australia.

Mammals, New Species June 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

A team of scientists led by Dr Andrew Baker from Queensland University of Technology has described two new species of carnivorous marsupials from Australia. The antechinuses have become famous for their strange sexual habits. Each year, all the males in the species go on a mating and fighting rampage, which only ends when they’re dead.

‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News

‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News

Mammals, New Species May 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Source: ‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News   AUDIO Chew on This: Jaw Fossils Provide Evidence of New HomininScientists uncover evidence of new hominin species in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Source: Science Friday May 29, 2015

Earth – Meet the James Bond rodent

Earth – Meet the James Bond rodent

Celebrity Taxa, Mammals, New Species May 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Whale Species Possibly Discovered Near Antarctica

New Whale Species Possibly Discovered Near Antarctica

Mammals, New Species April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New monkey species revealed thanks to distinctive penis

New monkey species revealed thanks to distinctive penis

Mammals, New Species April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: New Scientist | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: The white-cheeked macaque, Macaca leucogenys, has been discovered in south-eastern Tibet, in biodiverse yet poorly studied forests in the politically volatile area.

New species of marsupial

New species of marsupial

Mammals, New Species March 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

Long mistaken for another species, this Australian marsupial, the Black-tailed Antechinus, may now be under threat from rising temperatures. That doesn’t stop it from enjoying a vigorous, if deadly, sex life.  Specimens of the new species, Antechinus arktos, were previously known to mammalogists but had been falsely assumed to belong to a common and widely distributed mainland subspecies of the Dusky Antechinus. Threatened by climate change: Antechinus arktos. Photograph: Gary Cranitch, Queensland Museum

New Species of Monkey Discovered In Amazon Rainforest

New Species of Monkey Discovered In Amazon Rainforest

Mammals, New Species March 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Petrogale wilkinsi: New Species of Rock-Wallaby Discove…

Petrogale wilkinsi: New Species of Rock-Wallaby Discove…

Mammals, New Species February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Fangs You Will Not Believe On Newly Discovered Species

Fangs You Will Not Believe On Newly Discovered Species

Mammals, New Species February 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

Scientists have uncovered a new bat with stupendous canines in the rainforests of Lao PDR and Vietnam, aptly naming it Hypsugo dolichodon, or the long-toothed pipistrelle.

Canines make the Difference: A New Species of Hypsugo bat from Laos and Vietnam

Canines make the Difference: A New Species of Hypsugo bat from Laos and Vietnam

Mammals, New Species January 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Mongabay | Journal: ZooTaxa Category: Mammals | Taxa: dolichodon | Named for: Other reports: http://www.seabcru.org/1934 cientists have uncovered a new bat with stupendous canines in the rainforests of Lao PDR and Vietnam, aptly naming it Hypsugo dolichodon, or the long-toothed pipistrelle. Describing the new species in ZooTaxa, the researchers say the bat is most closely related to the Chinese pipistrelle (Hypsugo pulveratus), which is found across much of eastern Asia. However, the new species not only sports longer fangs than its relative, but is also bigger altogether.

North Coast long-nosed potoroo could be new species

North Coast long-nosed potoroo could be new species

Mammals, New Species December 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: ABC (Australia) | Category: Mammals | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: They’re secretive, grass-dwelling marsupials, that few Australians have ever seen, and the North Coast population is in trouble. The Australian Museum is collecting samples of the long-nosed potoroo which could produce evidence for the argument that they should now be considered endangered.

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

Mammals, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: University of The Philippines | Journal: PLOS ONE Category: Mammals | Taxa: Tarsius syrichta | Named for: Other reports: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/631002/new-species-of-tarsier-discovered-in-dinagat-island Biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species.

New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

Mammals, New Species August 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. ““Previously tarsiers were one species, divided into three named subspecies,” study author Rafe Brown said. “Our data disagree with that subspecies arrangement and instead demonstrate that the Philippine tarsiers are divided into three genetic units”.

Mouse-like mammal related to elephants discovered in Africa

Mouse-like mammal related to elephants discovered in Africa

Mammals, New Species June 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

The Etendeka round-eared sengi, or Macroscelides micus, was discovered by scientists from the California Academy of Sciences. It is the third new species of elephant shrew to be found in the wild in the past decade. The species was first discovered among other elephant shrew samples collected from southern Africa and stored at the California Academy of Sciences.