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Old January 11th, 2018 #301
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18 new species of pelican spiders discovered

Despite their name, pelican spiders aren’t massive, fish-eating monstrosities.

In fact, the shy spiders in the family Archaeidae are as long as a grain of rice and are a threat only to other spiders.

Discovering a new species of these tiny Madagascar spiders is tough, but Hannah Wood has done just that — 18 times over.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...ers-discovered
 
Old February 27th, 2018 #302
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New species of elephants discovered: How understanding their genome could aid conservation

The African elephants can be classified into those that live in forests and those that roam the savannas and there's no proof of interbreeding between the two.


Elephants – one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet – are cheekier than we could have imagined. Hiding in plain sight, as it turns out, there are more than just Asian and African species of elephants, as genetic analysis has now revealed that African elephants represent two different kinds of species altogether.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/new-species...rvation-762159
 
Old May 16th, 2018 #303
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Small Island In The Philippines Evolves 4 Different Species Of Worm-Eating Mice


Researchers have found four species of mice on Mindoro Island in the Philippines. All four of the mice species evolved from the same common ancestor in an area the size of Connecticut.

This makes the location the smallest place ever documented to have evolved new mammals.

Smallest Island To Support New Mammals

Researchers released a paper in the Journal of Biogeography which shows genetic analysis done on the mice in Mindoro Island reveals that they all share a single common ancestor. They were determined to find the smallest island that can support new mammals. The previous record holder of the smallest island to support new island is the Philippine island of Luzon.

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Old July 9th, 2018 #304
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New Breed Of Wasp With Exceptionally Large Stinger Discovered In The Amazon


Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland discovered a new species of wasp with a larger stinger than other animals of its kind.

Scientists from the university's Biodiversity Unit have discovered a number of new species with stranger behavior and characteristics in the Amazonian rainforest in the recent years. This time, together with researchers from Colombia, Spain, and Venezuela, they discovered types of wasp that are previously unknown to science.

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2...the-amazon.htm
 
Old August 2nd, 2018 #305
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Spectacular frog identified as new species


One of the world’s most spectacular frogs has been identified as a new species after 20 years of painstaking research at The University of Manchester.

Amphibian conservationist Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, has named the creature Sylvia’s Tree Frog, Cruziohyla sylviae, after his 3-year-old granddaughter.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discove...s-new-species/
 
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New 'gold' frog species measuring less than an INCH long and with elongated toes is discovered by scientists exploring a remote Ethiopian mountain
 
Old January 30th, 2020 #307
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Newly chanced on neon-green spider named after the ‘Lady Gaga of mathematics’



January 30, 2020

The newfound Araniella villanii is an orb-weaver spider, a crew that makes exhaust of math to lope their webs.

A newly chanced on neon-green spider that makes exhaust of math to make its incredibly accurate and consistent webs has lawful been named after the “Lady Gaga of mathematics.” The intense-green arachnid is fragment of the orb-weaver spider household (Araneidae), whose individuals “are inclined to make shining and architecturally aesthetic webs” that ogle love they adhere to the golden ratio, understand lead researcher Alireza Zamani, a doctoral pupil in the Biodiversity Unit on the University of Turku in Finland, informed Are residing Science.

https://www.investrecords.com/2020/0...f-mathematics/
 
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Rare 'floating city' deep-sea creature caught on camera by stunned scientists


Jan 29, 2020

A creature so rare that it has only a few recorded sightings across the world has been caught on camera by stunned scientists.

The benthic siphonophore, which looks like a single animal, is actually a "floating city" of many smaller organisms working together.

The creatures are so rarely seen that their ecology is almost unknown, though they are thought to make their home at depths of up to 3000m.

https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/rare-fl...ned-scientists
 
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Scientists name new deep-sea species Eurythenes plasticus to highlight pollution


March 6, 2020

Scientists who discovered a new marine animal, in one of the deepest places on earth, were so concerned at finding plastic in its stomach they named it Eurythenes plasticus.

They chose this name to highlight that plastic pollution is now so prevalent that even a new species of amphipod living nearly 7km below sea level has ingested plastic.

A team from England's Newcastle University, led by Dr Alan Jamieson, found the shrimp-like crustacean in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench between Japan and the Philippines and below the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle...ectid=12314371
 
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See Seven New Dazzling, Dancing Peacock Spiders


March 31, 2020

Peacock spiders are hardly the kind of arachnid worthy of fear; these colorful, rice-sized, eight-legged creatures are famous for their bright, rainbow-hued buttocks, elaborate mating dances and ninja-esque jumping skills. And though they do technically produce venom, their jaws are so tiny that they can’t actually puncture human skin.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...ers-180974549/
 
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