Post Tagged with: "Brazil"

A new species of Plantago found only in a single waterfall in southern Brazil

A new species of Plantago found only in a single waterfall in southern Brazil

New Species, Plants May 20, 2016 at 9:43 am

This article presents and describes Plantago humboldtiana, an extremely narrow endemic rheophytic new species from a waterfall in Corupá, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil.  The genus has a long history of traditional medicinal uses and some new therapeutic and commercially important properties are being discovered.  

A Beautiful New Clown Tree Frog Named after Brazilian Bigfoot

A Beautiful New Clown Tree Frog Named after Brazilian Bigfoot

Amphibians, New Species May 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The amphibian, which lives in Brazil’s Floresta Nacional de Pau-Rosa, gets its name from a tall beast said to lurk in the rain forest.

A New Gobi, Named in Honor of Reefs Conservationist

A New Gobi, Named in Honor of Reefs Conservationist

Fish, New Species April 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

New species and genus to be fully described in Tornabene et al., in press.

A new species of the banjo catfish

A new species of the banjo catfish

Fish, New Species March 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

A new species of the banjo catfish genus Amaralia is described from the Paraná-Paraguay River Basin in central-western Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

A cory species gets a formal name.

A cory species gets a formal name.

Fish, New Species March 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

Corydoras eversi is a vibrant orange cory catfish discovered in rio Araguaia, Brazil by a fishkeeper and cory breeder! It’s been in the aquarium trade for some time now, known among fishkeepers as Corydoras sp. “Guarana.” Now it has a formal description.  

Zorro, the new Latin American fish species, takes off the mask to show its true identity

Zorro, the new Latin American fish species, takes off the mask to show its true identity

Celebrity Taxa, Fish, New Species March 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Unidentified since its discovery in 2007, a large fish species from Amazonia has failed to give out enough information about itself, leaving only insufficient hints about its genus. Nevertheless, three scientists have now recovered the missing pieces to puzzle out its mysterious identity. In their study, published in the open-access journal ZooKeys, they describe the fish as a new species and name it after the fictional secretive Latin American character Zorro.  

Eight New Whip Spider Species Found in Brazil

Eight New Whip Spider Species Found in Brazil

Arachnids, New Species February 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Eight new whip spider species have been found in the Brazilian Amazon, almost doubling the number of known charinid whip spider species in Brazil, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.  Scientists have thought the Amazon may be home to diverse whip spider species, but few have been described. The authors of this paper describe eight new species from the genus Charinus from the Brazilian Amazon: C. bichuetteae, C. bonaldoi, C. carajas, C. ferreus, C. guto, C. orientalis, C. brescoviti, and C. ricardoi. PLOS ONE

A new flowering vine from tropical forests in southeastern Brazil.

A new flowering vine from tropical forests in southeastern Brazil.

New Species, Plants January 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm

The new species has been found in ‘restingas’ (sandy soils) and wet tropical Tabuleiro forests in northern Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil.

Two new species of cassava have been found in Brazil

Two new species of cassava have been found in Brazil

New Species, Plants January 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Two new species of Manihot have been found in the highly fragmented and threatened Cerrado vegetation of Brazil.  During a botanic expedition in 2013 to study the taxonomy of the genus Manihot in the Cerrado biome, numerous specimens were collected in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in central Brazil. After careful analyses, two new species of this genus were discovered.

A new species of electric fish from southern Brazil

A new species of electric fish from southern Brazil

Fish, New Species January 19, 2016 at 12:51 am

A new species of electric fish  is described from coastal rivers of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states, Brazil. See also Gymnotus capitimaculatus nov. sp. 2014 Gymnotus refugio was previously identified as G. pantherinus.  (Photo faunafloraextincao.blogspot.com)

Descriptions of five new species of the Neotropical cic…

Descriptions of five new species of the Neotropical cic…

Fish, New Species December 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A brilliant new species of catfish from rio Tocantins Basin, North Brazil.

A brilliant new species of catfish from rio Tocantins Basin, North Brazil.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Pseudacanthicus pitanga: a new species of Ancistrini (Siluriformes: Loricariidae: Hypostominae) from rio Tocantins Basin, North Brazil The genus Pseudacanthicus comprises five valid species distributed in the Amazon, Guyana and Suriname basins: P. serratus, P. fordii, P. histrix, P. spinosus and P. leopardus. A new species of Pseudacanthicus from the Tocantins river basin is described.   Video geophagus.de  

A new species of cichlid fish (Teleostei) from the Rio Tocantins basin.

A new species of cichlid fish (Teleostei) from the Rio Tocantins basin.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Retroculus acherontos, a new species of cichlid fish (Teleostei) from the Rio Tocantins basin. More info: (Spanish) http://mahengechromis.blogspot.com/2015/06/nuove-specie-retroculus-acherontos-il.html http://www.cichlidae.com/species.php?id=2673 www.facebook.com/cichlidroom

New species of Cichlid

New species of Cichlid

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 5:38 am

A titan among dwarfs: Apistogramma kullanderi, new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (3): 243-258, 2014.  

A new species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Ostariophysi: Characidae) from the rio Taquari-Antas basin, southern Brazil.

A new species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Ostariophysi: Characidae) from the rio Taquari-Antas basin, southern Brazil.

Fish, New Species July 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

A new species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Ostariophysi: Characidae) from the rio Taquari-Antas basin, southern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, Published online: 26 Jun 2015.  link

A new species of Aspidoras Ihering from the Rio Xingu Basin, Pará, Brazil.

A new species of Aspidoras Ihering from the Rio Xingu Basin, Pará, Brazil.

Fish, New Species July 29, 2015 at 11:34 pm

A new species of Aspidoras Ihering (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae: Corydoradinae) from the Rio Xingu Basin, Pará, Brazil. A new species of Aspidoras is described from an unnamed stream in the Rio Xingu Basin, Castelo de Sonhos municipality, Pará State, representing the northernmost record of the genus along the edge of the Brazilian Shield in the Amazon Basin. Aspidoras marianae is easily distinguished from all congeners in having minute odontode-bearing platelets scattered over the surface of the snout region, minute platelets between the parieto-supraoccipital process and the nuchal plate, and other shared features related to color pattern, morphometrics, meristics and morphological data. CommentsRead More

A new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the rio Tocantins basin, Brazil

A new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the rio Tocantins basin, Brazil

Fish, New Species July 29, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Melanorivulus imperatrizensis, a new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the rio Tocantins basin, Brazil aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (3): 136-143, 2015

New moss species from Brazil

New moss species from Brazil

New Species, Plants July 29, 2015 at 10:09 pm

A new moss species of the genus Archidium described from Brazil Archidium oblongifolium (Archidiaceae, subg. Archidiella), a new species from Brazil. Cryptogamie-Bryologie 36: 211–215. Abstract: Archidium oblongifolium (Archidiaceae, subg. Archidiella) is proposed, described and illustrated as a new species based on collections from central Brazil. It is characterized by oblong leaves and lax leaf cells. A. oblongifolium is currently known only from three specimens from a single area, and could thus be considered vulnerable or threatened. Archidium oblongifolium: Biólogo descobre nova espécie de planta no Morro do Macaco Ecomplex. June 15, 2015      

New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook

New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook

Citizen Science, New Species, Plants, Species Discovery July 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

There’s more to Facebook than just posting selfies – it’s also an important forum for scientific discoveries. The second largest carnivorous plant in the Americas has just become the first plant to be discovered through the social media site. The species were discovered by an orchid grower, Reginaldo Vasconcelos, who posted an image on Facebook in 2012. A year later Paulo Gonella, a plant researcher at the Institute of Biosciences at the University of São Paulo came across the image and realised that it was a new species, a species of sundew.

New ‘deadbeat’ ant evolved by mooching off its relatives

New ‘deadbeat’ ant evolved by mooching off its relatives

Evolution, Insects, New Species August 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation.  The ant, known to live only under a single eucalyptus tree on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development.