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Tiny dragons found in the Andes

Tiny dragons found in the Andes

New Species, Reptiles April 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth.  Woodlizards are often described as miniature dragons because of their probing eyes, richly patterned skin and rows of spikelike scales. Until now, only 12 species of the genus Enyalioides were known, and five of those were discovered in just the past seven years. Enyalioides sophiarothschildae is one of three new woodlizard species discovered in the Andes  

New Parasitoid Wasp Species Named after Lowell “Skip” Nault

New Parasitoid Wasp Species Named after Lowell “Skip” Nault

Insects, New Species April 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Entomology Today | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: The new species is an egg parasitoid of the fivespotted gamagrass leafhopper (Dalbulus quinquenotatus), an important insect, economically speaking, that transmits plant diseases such as corn stunt spiroplasma, maize bushy stunt phytoplasma, maize rayado fino vrus, and maize bushy stunt phytoplasma.

A new crustacean species found in Galicia

A new crustacean species found in Galicia

Crustaceans, New Species March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Jumping Spider With Mating Plug Discovered in Southern India.

Arachnids, New Species March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New mushroom species found in Norfolk (don’t eat it)

New mushroom species found in Norfolk (don’t eat it)

Mushrooms & Fungi, New Species March 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

New Species, Plants March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Thirty New Species of Flies Discovered in Los Angeles

Thirty New Species of Flies Discovered in Los Angeles

Insects, New Species March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

Fish, New Species March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

Amphibians, New Species March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New tarantula species found in Polillo caves

New tarantula species found in Polillo caves

Arachnids, New Species March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Tiny New Species of Urban Millipede Discovered in Austr…

Tiny New Species of Urban Millipede Discovered in Austr…

Myriapods, New Species March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

New Species, Plants March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Species Of Peacock Spider Described

New Species Of Peacock Spider Described

Arachnids, New Species March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Mystery of the ‘Vampire Crabs’ Solved

Mystery of the ‘Vampire Crabs’ Solved

Crustaceans, New Species March 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

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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 Bird Species Discovered in Colombia

New Bird Species Discovered in Colombia

Birds, New Species March 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

An international group of ornithologists has described a new species of tapaculo from mountain forests (1,600–3,225 m elevation) of Colombia and Venezuela.  Although specimens of the Perijá tapaculo have been available in museums since 1941, they were not carefully studied and were ascribed to a different species.  

[Ichthyology 2015] Four New Species of Trimma (Pisces…

[Ichthyology 2015] Four New Species of Trimma (Pisces…

Fish, New Species March 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Unidentified, Not Unloved: On New Species and Stewardsh…

Unidentified, Not Unloved: On New Species and Stewardsh…

New Species, Species Discovery March 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two New Glass Snail Species Discovered in Spanish Caves

Two New Glass Snail Species Discovered in Spanish Caves

Invertebrates, New Species March 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Citizen Scientists Find New Reptile Species in Southern California

Citizen Scientists Find New Reptile Species in Southern California

Citizen Science, News in Nature March 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

These are examples of a sort of scientific collaboration that have become increasingly common. Scientists work with each other all the time, but more and more they find themselves turning to the public for help. An Indo-Pacific gecko in Glen Yoshida’s Torrance yard | Photo: © Jason Goldman