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A new species of great ape has been discovered

A new species of great ape has been discovered

Mammals, New Species November 2, 2017 at 9:37 am

A new species of great ape has been discovered, represented by a small population of orangutans in northern Sumatra.  Now the most engangered great ape in the world, there are only an estimated 800 individuals of the new, third and most ancestral species of Orangutan.

Two species of Tarsiers named after first being collected 1908 and 1939

Two species of Tarsiers named after first being collected 1908 and 1939

Mammals, New Species May 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

Two new tarsier species are described from the northern peninsula of Sulawesi.  Distinct vocalizations helped classify these tarsiers as distinct species.  With these two new species, the total number of primates in Indonesia rises to 80 and the number of recognized tarsier species from Sulawesi and nearby islands rises to 11. The Gursky’s spectral tarsier (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae) from Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Alfrets Masala / Shekelle et al / Primate Conservation.

New Species of Dwarf Galago Discovered in Angola

New Species of Dwarf Galago Discovered in Angola

Mammals, New Species April 10, 2017 at 11:04 pm

The size of a squirrel (around six inches long without the tail), the Angolan dwarf galago is a kind of bushbaby, a small primate family scattered all over sub-Saharan Africa. However, most bushbabies are even smaller, making this one a giant among its tiny family. Researchrese detected the sounds of a previously undescribed species of dwarf bush baby in the Angola jungle.  The team noticed one of the calls didn’t sound anything like the 18 known species of bush baby—a tiny, bug-eyed mammal also called a galago—living in western Angola’s Kumbira Forest.  When the scientists finally spotted the primate, theyRead More

A tiny new lemur species with big, soulful eyes

A tiny new lemur species with big, soulful eyes

Mammals, New Species January 19, 2017 at 12:57 am

The Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus shethi) weighs a little over 100 grams, has a body length of just 12 centimeters (plus a tail of about 16 centimeters), and has tiny hands that probably wouldn’t even wrap about a human finger.

A New Primate Species, a Gibbon from South West China

A New Primate Species, a Gibbon from South West China

Mammals, New Species January 19, 2017 at 12:48 am

A gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate, scientists have concluded.  The animal has been studied for some time, but new research confirms it is different from all other gibbons.

New Genetic Methods Help Identify Three New Mouse Lemur Species

New Genetic Methods Help Identify Three New Mouse Lemur Species

Mammals, New Species April 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Scientists from the German Primate Center (DPZ), the University of Kentucky, the American Duke Lemur Center and the Université d’Antananarivo in Madagascar have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only two species of these small, nocturnal primates were known. New genetic methods and expeditions to remote areas have made the new descriptions possible (Molecular Ecology).

New Species of Dwarf Lemur

New Species of Dwarf Lemur

Celebrity Taxa, Mammals, New Species October 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

In northern Madagascar’s Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Dr Runhua Lei of the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and his colleagues from Australia, Madagascar and the United States have discovered a new species of lemur.

New species of titi monkey discovered in remote Peruvian forest

New species of titi monkey discovered in remote Peruvian forest

Mammals, New Species August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

A new species of monkey has been discovered on an expedition to the remote Urubamba river in Amazonian Peru. It has been named the Urubamba brown titi, Callicebus urubambensis.

Newly discovered dwarf lemur could be a new species

Newly discovered dwarf lemur could be a new species

Mammals, New Species August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

Could this be a new species of dwarf lemur?

‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News

‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News

Mammals, New Species May 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Source: ‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News   AUDIO Chew on This: Jaw Fossils Provide Evidence of New HomininScientists uncover evidence of new hominin species in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Source: Science Friday May 29, 2015

New monkey species revealed thanks to distinctive penis

New monkey species revealed thanks to distinctive penis

Mammals, New Species April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

The white-cheeked macaque, Macaca leucogenys, has been discovered in south-eastern Tibet, in biodiverse yet poorly studied forests in the politically volatile area.

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 variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

Mammals, New Species August 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. ““Previously tarsiers were one species, divided into three named subspecies,” study author Rafe Brown said. “Our data disagree with that subspecies arrangement and instead demonstrate that the Philippine tarsiers are divided into three genetic units”.