Post Tagged with: "São Tomé and Príncipe"

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).

Review of a 500 year old field writing results in identification of new species of cobra

Review of a 500 year old field writing results in identification of new species of cobra

New Species, Reptiles, Species Discovery October 18, 2017 at 11:04 am

A cobra snake that was once thought to be an introduced species on Sao Tomé Island in the Gulf of Guinea, is actually a new species.   Herpetologist Luis Ceríaco of Villanova University in Pennsylvania, found a report detailing a visit to the island by a Portuguese explorer in 1506. In that report, the explorer described a black snake that was  “so venomous that when it bites a man, his eyes will explode out of the head and he will die.  Looking more closely into what was thought to be an introduced species, Ceríaco confirmed that cobra-preta, now named Naja peroescobari, is indeed aRead More