Post Tagged with: "Colombia"

Fun with taxa: stories behind some funny and odd names for species discovered in Colombia

Fun with taxa: stories behind some funny and odd names for species discovered in Colombia

Celebrity Taxa November 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

Many species are discovered every year in this mega-diverse country, and scientists are resorting to more fun and recognisable names when classifying them, such as the Puya loca (Crazy Pineapple) and Allobates niputidea (no fucking idea Frog).    

Not only does this new insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage, its leafy wings make music

Not only does this new insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage, its leafy wings make music

Insects, New Species November 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal the unusual acoustic properties of its wings.

Three new species of shrimp

Three new species of shrimp

Crustaceans, New Species October 31, 2017 at 10:38 am

Three species of shrimp from the genus Alpheopsis are described from the tropical western Atlantic/Caribbean, pacific coasts of Panama and Colombia, and tropical eastern Atlantic (São Tomé Island).

Brilliant new salamander from Colombian Andes cloud forest

Brilliant new salamander from Colombian Andes cloud forest

Amphibians, New Species September 28, 2017 at 10:33 am

The new species of salamander is described from Andean cloud forests on the western slope of Serranía de los Yariguíes in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, between 1385 and 1473 m elevation.  See also another recently described Bolitoglossa.   

A tetra from Colombia

A tetra from Colombia

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes, Characidae) from the upper Guaviare River, Orinoco River Basin, Colombia.

New bird species identified from the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes

New bird species identified from the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes

Birds, First Video, New Species March 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

A new species of tapaculo has been discovered in the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes.  The Tatama tapaculo was first spotted in June 1992 in Colombia’s Risaralda department by Dr. F. Gary Stiles, an ornithologist at the Institute of Natural Sciences at the National University of Colombia.  Now studies of the bird’s vocalizations and DNA have confirmed it to be a unique species.  See also the Perijá tapaculo, described in Colombia in 2015.

A sunflower discovered high in the Colombian Andes, named in honor of president

A sunflower discovered high in the Colombian Andes, named in honor of president

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants January 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm

A new plant species from about 11,000 ft up in the northern Andes of Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honor of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict.

A new tetra species found in Peru and Colombia

A new tetra species found in Peru and Colombia

Fish, New Species September 22, 2016 at 10:52 am

Hemigrammus aguaruna is a lovely new species of tetra from the western Amazon basin in Peru and Colombia, South America.

A new genus of katydid, from the Amazon

A new genus of katydid, from the Amazon

Insects, New Species August 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Emsleyfolium diasae sp. nov. seems to be widely distributed in Amazonian Rainforest, being present at four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Golden Frog Discovered in Colombia, Named After El Dorado

Golden Frog Discovered in Colombia, Named After El Dorado

Amphibians, New Species March 22, 2016 at 8:44 am

The pale-gold colored frog was found in the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia.  The extraordinarily diverse group to which the new species belongs, Pristimantis, includes 465 recognized species, 205 of them from Colombia. The mountainous terrain of the Andes probably led to the evolution of so many different ground-dwelling frogs, in which the eggs develop directly into tiny baby frogs without going through a tadpole phase. At seven-tenths of an inch long, the species is among the smaller species in the group. The largest species grow to be 2 inches in length. Phys.org Pristimantis dorado. Credit: SantiagoRead More

New species of Hemibrycon, a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia.

New species of Hemibrycon, a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 7:02 am

new species ofHemibrycon (Characiformes: Characidae), a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia. Research Journal of the Costa Rican Distance Education University, 7 (1): 89-97.

A new species of Hemibrycon, a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia.

A new species of Hemibrycon, a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia.

Fish, New Species July 29, 2015 at 11:42 pm

A new species ofHemibrycon (Characiformes: Characidae), a freshwater fish from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Caribbean drainage, Colombia. Research Journa l of the Costa Rican Distance Education University, 7 (1): 89-97.