Post Tagged with: "Queensland"

First new species of damselfly discovered in Australia in a Decade

First new species of damselfly discovered in Australia in a Decade

Insects, New Species October 27, 2017 at 8:31 am

It is the first new species of damselfly to be discovered in almost a decade, and only the second in the genus Oristicta.  The new species was discovered during an Queensland Museum ‘Bush Blitz’ expedition in far north Queensland.  There are 325 species of dragonflies and damselflies in Australia.

New species of trap door spiders identified in Queensland

New species of trap door spiders identified in Queensland

Arachnids, New Species September 22, 2016 at 9:23 am

MGraduate student Jeremy Wilson has even found up to 10 new species of trap door spiders in Lamington National Park in Queensland’s Gold Coast Hinterland, species that build intricate traps. A trapdoor found in the Lamington National Park, one of at least 10 new species of trapdoor spiders discovered in Queensland.

Two new species of skink from north Queensland Australia.

Two new species of skink from north Queensland Australia.

New Species, Reptiles September 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

A number of these species have strong associations with semi-evergreen vine thickets, listed as an endangered habitat under the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).

Hard to make Heads or Tails of this New Gecko

Hard to make Heads or Tails of this New Gecko

New Species, Reptiles April 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

The species, Diplodactylus ameyi, is about 85 milimetres long and has a round snout that matches its tail.  The Diplodactylus ameyi makes its home during the day in disused spider burrows.  This new gecko was found in Queensland Australia.