Post Tagged with: "Caves"

A subterranean blind loach found in Iraqi Kurdistan

A subterranean blind loach found in Iraqi Kurdistan

Fish, New Species November 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Video shows the fish, amazingly, in daylight in a creek, washed up and out from underground.

Extremely leggy, male millipede discovered in a cave in California

Extremely leggy, male millipede discovered in a cave in California

Myriapods, New Species October 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

Just in time for Halloween, researchers have uncovered a new species of millipede that boasts an impressive array of features guaranteed to make you squirm.  Illacme tobini, a newly described species of millipede discovered in a dark cave at California’s Sequoia National Park, features 200 poison glands, silk-secreting hairs, and four penises.  Illacme tobini sp. n. is a short-range endemic restricted to the base of Yucca Mountain between the North and Marble forks of the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, California. The species is only known to occur in one small cave. Illacme tobini, an extremely leggy millipede from aRead More

A new cave dwelling whip spider

A new cave dwelling whip spider

Arachnids, New Species June 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm
Extremophile Worms Found in Colorado Cave

Extremophile Worms Found in Colorado Cave

Invertebrates, New Species May 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

As a research associate with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s zoology department, Dave Steinmann estimates he finds around 10 new species per year in Colorado.  But it took more than 1,000 hours of multiple independent lab tests, study for these “blood-red worms” to become official this year.  The hydrogen sulfide gas that fills the cave required a rescue team to wait outside while Steinmann explored. His discovery is significant because these “extremophile” worms — which are red, thin as pencil-lead and an inch long — show how life might have developed in other inhospitable environments like Mars orRead More

A remarkable new species of scorpion from a cave in Vietnam

A remarkable new species of scorpion from a cave in Vietnam

Arachnids, New Species April 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

This new scorpion taxon represents the third species of Scorpiopinae discovered in a cave system, and may be another endemic element in the fauna of Vietnam.

Endangered Cave-Dwelling Fish Species Discovered in Brazil

Endangered Cave-Dwelling Fish Species Discovered in Brazil

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

Main Report: NDTV | Journal: Zoologia Category: Fish | Taxa: Ituglanis Boticario | Named for: Other reports: http://cavingnews.com/20150212-endangered-cave-dwelling-fish-species-discovered-in-brazil-ituglanis-boticario Brazilian researchers have found a new species of endangered cave-dwelling fish that is threatened by a destruction of its habitat, because of an expansion of cattle ranching. The fish – Ituglanis Boticario – is a carnivore, less than 10 cm long, and has little pigmentation since it lives underground, according to the Grupo Boticario Foundation for Nature Protection, which financed the project. The fish is endemic to the Gruta da Tarimba, a cave in the central Brazilian state of Goias, the foundationRead More

Two ‘Pseudoscorpions’ Discovered in Grand Canyon Cave

Two ‘Pseudoscorpions’ Discovered in Grand Canyon Cave

Arachnids, New Species December 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

The newly described species A new species of cave-adapted pseudoscorpion, Hesperochernes bradybaughi, that was discovered in a cave on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.