Post Tagged with: "Tanzania"

Two new mole rats, one named Dr David Livingstone, I presume?

Two new mole rats, one named Dr David Livingstone, I presume?

Celebrity Taxa, Mammals, New Species May 8, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria. The new mole-rats were found around Mount Hanang and at Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, both in Tanzania. Fukomys livingstoni is named after Dr. David Livingstone, as Ujiji (the type locality) is the site of the famous meeting on 10 November 1871 when Henry Morton Stanley found the explorer David Livingstone, who many thought to be dead, and uttered the famous words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

A tree frog from Tanzania

A tree frog from Tanzania

Amphibians, New Species February 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

A new, narrowly distributed, and critically endangered species of spiny-throated reed frog from a highly threatened coastal forest reserve in Tanzania is described.

New Chameleon Species Found in Tanzania

New Chameleon Species Found in Tanzania

New Species, Reptiles January 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

A new species of chameleon has been found in the Udzungwa Mountains and Southern Highlands areas of Tanzania. The brown and green specimen is scattered with blue spots. Researchers say the discovery provides more information on the Makambako Gap, what some think is a ”zoological barrier” between the Southern Highlands and Eastern Arc Mountains.

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered in Tanzania

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered in Tanzania

New Species, Reptiles January 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

This newly discovered snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it’s named after a 7-year-old girl. Matilda’s Horned Viper was discovered in a small patch of southwest Tanzania in 2009. This striking black-and-yellow snake is called Matilda’s horned viper, can grow to 65cm and has horn-like scales above its eyes. Photograph: Tim Davenport/AFP/Getty Image

New Snake-Species Discovered in Remote Tanzania Forest

New Snake-Species Discovered in Remote Tanzania Forest

New Species, Reptiles January 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

A new type of snake, a species of bush viper, was discovered in southern Tanzania during a recent biological survey. The snake’s exact location is being kept secret to protect the visually striking black-and-yellow snake from illegal pet collectors.