Celebrity Taxa

New Arachnid Named for Lord of the Rings Character

New Arachnid Named for Lord of the Rings Character

Arachnids, Celebrity Taxa, New Species November 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

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News “A new species of reef crab named in honour of Pri…

News “A new species of reef crab named in honour of Pri…

Celebrity Taxa, Crustaceans, New Species November 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Species of Dwarf Lemur

New Species of Dwarf Lemur

Celebrity Taxa, Mammals, New Species October 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

In northern Madagascar’s Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Dr Runhua Lei of the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and his colleagues from Australia, Madagascar and the United States have discovered a new species of lemur.

Hashtag #stupidcommonnames

Hashtag #stupidcommonnames

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Species Discovery September 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Started by marine biologist and blogger David Shiffman, the twitter hashtag #stupidcommonnames is replete with venting over the most frustrating, confusing names in the animal kingdom (and beyond).

3D scans reveal a new species of millipede in stunning detail.

3D scans reveal a new species of millipede in stunning detail.

Celebrity Taxa, Myriapods, New Species, Species Discovery September 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

Using a technique known as micro-CT, scientists have shed light on the insect, named Ommatoiulus avatar The resulting images has revealed the millipede in incredible detail, while also keeping the specimens intact Technique allowed the scientists to get a detailed look at the millipede’s genitals, known as the gonopods Museum of Natural History in Vienna says different shapes of gonopod can help scientists identify new species The 1.5-inch-long (3.8 centimeters) millipede was discovered in Andalusia in Spain, in 2005.

Theree’s a new crayfish species and it’s named after Edw…

Theree’s a new crayfish species and it’s named after Edw…

Celebrity Taxa, Crustaceans, New Species August 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Sir Elton John is the inspiration behind the name of a …

Sir Elton John is the inspiration behind the name of a …

Celebrity Taxa, Crustaceans, New Species August 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Platysaurus attenboroughi: African Lizard Named after S…

Platysaurus attenboroughi: African Lizard Named after S…

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Reptiles August 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Patagonian Shield Bug Named After Middle’s Earth’s Smau…

Patagonian Shield Bug Named After Middle’s Earth’s Smau…

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species July 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

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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 Wasp Species Named after Chief Crazy Horse and Wile…

New Wasp Species Named after Chief Crazy Horse and Wile…

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Three new catfish, One Mamed after Star Wars’ Greedo

Celebrity Taxa, Fish, New Species February 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Nerdist | Journal: Zookeys Category: Fish, Celebrity | Taxa: Peckoltia

Wild flower discovered in Wales named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: New Journal of Botany: Journal of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Category: Plants | Taxa: (Hieracium attenboroughianum | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Flower discovered in the Brecon Beacons to be called Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: Phytokeys Category: Plants | Taxa: Sirdavidia | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Key taxonomical classification of rare plant with fleshy flowers discovered in the rainforest of Gabon in central Africa is named after British naturalist. The plant has a distinct shape, with red petals and up to 19 bright yellow stamen forming a cone.

Deemed punk rock, snail named after The Clash singer Jo…

Deemed punk rock, snail named after The Clash singer Jo…

Celebrity Taxa, Invertebrates, New Species December 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

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New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: National Geographic News | Journal: Zookeys Category: Arthropods | Taxa: Bumba lenno | Named for: John Lennon Other reports: Bumba lennoni is a new species of tarantula that lives in the Amazonian state of Par

New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne

New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne

Amphibians, Celebrity Taxa, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: National Geographic News | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Dendropsophus ozzyi | Named for: Ozzy Osborne Other reports:

New Mite Species Named After Jennifer Lopez

New Mite Species Named After Jennifer Lopez

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zookeys Category: Arthropods, Celebrity | Taxa: Litarachna lopezae | Named for: Jennifer Lopez Other reports: A new species of pontarachnid mite species has been discovered in Bajo de Sico, a coral reef in the Mona Passage off Puerto Rico. The researchers named the water mite, Litarachna lopezae, after singer Jennifer Lopez. The researchers say they named the mite after JLo because they enjoyed her music while they were writing the research paper.

Scientists Name New Hermaphroditic Snail In Honor Of Sa…

Scientists Name New Hermaphroditic Snail In Honor Of Sa…

Celebrity Taxa, Invertebrates, New Species October 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Huffington Post | Journal: Academia Sinica Category: Invertebrates, Celebrity | Taxa: Aegista diversifamilia | Named for: Other reports: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29599785 While conducting field research on turtle ants in the savannah region of Brazil, Dr. Powell noticed something peculiar: a species of ant infiltrating the region of a host ant. After nearly two years of research and consultations with fellow biologists and trained taxonomists, Dr. Powell officially had a new species of ant: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species

Chewbacca bat, beetle with explosive farts among oddities spotted on Mozambique expedition

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species June 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Mongabay | Category: Mammals, General | Taxa: Triaenops persicus | Named for: Other reports: The ”Chewbacca” bat, a cave-dwelling frog, bombardier beetles that unleash explosive farts as a defense mechanism, and a diminutive elephant shrew were among hundreds of species documented during a one-month survey of a park that was ravaged during Mozambique