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11 new orchid species found in Sabah, Borneo

11 new orchid species found in Sabah, Borneo

New Species, Plants April 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

Sabah, in the northeast of Borneo, is affirmed as a biodiversity hotspot with the discovery of 11 new orchid species.

Pink katydids that mimic leafs

Pink katydids that mimic leafs

Insects, New Species January 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

The leaf-like katydids, native to northern Borneo, sport dramatically different color differences between sexes.  The males are uniformly green and females pink. All species of the genus known up until now occur in forested areas in Sabah, Borneo.

Garra robertsi, a new cyprinid fish species from Borneo

Garra robertsi, a new cyprinid fish species from Borneo

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 6:28 am

Garra robertsi, a new cyprinid (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) fish species from Borneo.  Garra robertsi is described from specimens collected from the Sungai Bongan and Tempassuk rivers in Sabah, Borneo.  

‘SpongeBob’ mushroom discovered in the forests of Borneo

‘SpongeBob’ mushroom discovered in the forests of Borneo

Celebrity Taxa, Mushrooms & Fungi, New Species June 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of mushroom almost as strange as its cartoon namesake. Its discovery in the forests of Borneo, says San Francisco State University researcher Dennis Desjardin, suggests that even some of the most charismatic characters in the fungal kingdom are yet to be identified. Shaped like a sea sponge, S. squarepantsii was found in 2010 in the Lambir Hills in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is bright orange-although it can turn purple when sprinkled with a strong chemical base-and smells vaguely fruity or strongly musty.