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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 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

Researchers discovered what they believed to be a new species of titi monkey in Brazil a few years ago. A flaming orange tail and ochre sideburns set new Brazilian monkey apart from its closest relatives.The new species has now been officially described in the journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia.

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.    

New Species of Snake Discovered In Brazil

New Species of Snake Discovered In Brazil

New Species, Reptiles August 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.  The new species of snake is a foot long, non-venomous, and a very colorful reddish-burnt orange with a yellowish belly.