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Unprecedented top-to-bottom survey reveals new species in Malaysian rainforest

Unprecedented top-to-bottom survey reveals new species in Malaysian rainforest

This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a top-to-bottom rainforest survey of biodiversity on Malaysia’s island state of Penang,.  Over the course of two weeks the international team of 117 scientists discovered several species previously unknown to science—including a new species of ghost scorpion, living just miles from a major metropolis.   From-the-field updates were broadcast digitally by JASON Learning to classrooms around the world and over 1,400 species observations were logged on the nature-tracking mobile app iNaturalist..    A new-to-science scorpion discovered on Penang Hill.  Photo: Phil Torres/bioGraphic

Two new species of scorpion from Arizona

Two new species of scorpion from Arizona

Arachnids, New Species August 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

A new species of scorpion has been identified inhabiting the Santa Rita and Santa Catalina mountains in southern Arizona. Female P. santarita. Photo Richard Ayrey. Male P. santarita. Photo Richard Ayrey.  

A new scorpion genus from Northern California

A new scorpion genus from Northern California

Arachnids, New Species August 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The genus is composed of three species formerly placed in Pseudouroctonus: Graemeloweus iviei , G. glimmei and G. maidu.  Evidence is presented suggesting that Graemeloweus is more closely related to Kovarikia than Pseudouroctonus. Graemeloweus iviei.  

New Scorpion Species Discovered from Kerala

New Scorpion Species Discovered from Kerala

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

A group of researchers have discovered a new scorpion species of the genus Buthoscorpio Werner, 1936 from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki. The new species has been named ‘Busthoscorpio chinnarensis’.

A remarkable new species of scorpion from a cave in Vietnam

A remarkable new species of scorpion from a cave in Vietnam

Arachnids, New Species April 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

This new scorpion taxon represents the third species of Scorpiopinae discovered in a cave system, and may be another endemic element in the fauna of Vietnam.

Two ‘Pseudoscorpions’ Discovered in Grand Canyon Cave

Two ‘Pseudoscorpions’ Discovered in Grand Canyon Cave

Arachnids, New Species December 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

The newly described species A new species of cave-adapted pseudoscorpion, Hesperochernes bradybaughi, that was discovered in a cave on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.