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New geckos identified from Oman, UAE

New geckos identified from Oman, UAE

New Species, Reptiles September 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

With the help of moecular data, Spanish scientists researching on Oman’s reptiles have discovered two new species of geckos in the Al Hajar mountain range. Gardner’s Leaf-toed Gecko (Asaccus gardneri)

A new species of clingfish from Oman.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 5:58 am

Lepadichthys bilineatus, a new species of clingfish from Oman (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae), with a redescription ofLepadichthys erythraeus Briggs and Link from the Red Sea. Zootaxa, 3990 (1): 113–122. Lepadichthys bilineatus is described as a new species of gobiesocid fish from a single specimen, 23.5 mm in standard length, collected from 1.5 m in a tidepool on the southeastern coast of Oman.  

Desert Tawny Owl: New Species of Bird Discovered

Desert Tawny Owl: New Species of Bird Discovered

Birds, New Species February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

A group of ornithologists led by Dr Manuel Schweizer from the Natural History Museum of Bern in Switzerland has described a new cryptic species of owl that inhabits the desert areas of Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman and Yemen.  The newly-discovered species, named the Desert Tawny Owl, belongs to the earless owl genus, Strix.