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Students Discover New Species of Snake, in Ethiopia

Students Discover New Species of Snake, in Ethiopia

New Species, Reptiles April 5, 2016 at 8:20 am

While driving on the streets of Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park in 2013, a group of U researchers saw a snake. Curious, they pulled over to further investigate and tried to classify the snake. They couldn’t match it with anything in a book they had on hand, however. Not thinking anything of it, PhD students Evan Buechley and Mark Chynoweth snapped a few photos and sent them to the author of the book. The author, too, was puzzled. As it turns out, no one had identified this reptile before.

New species of freshwater crab, from Ethiopia

New species of freshwater crab, from Ethiopia

Crustaceans, New Species June 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

A new species of freshwater crab, Potamonautes isimangaliso sp. n., is described from the western shores of False Bay, Hluhluwe, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.    

New crab species described from southwestern Ethiopia

New crab species described from southwestern Ethiopia

Crustaceans, New Species May 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

Potamonautes holthuisi sp. nov. is described from southwestern Ethiopia (Gamo Gofa Province).