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Top 10 New Species Announced By Scientists
2013-05-23 14:09:02

Arizona State University Researchers call for massive mission: discover 10 million species in 50 years An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – announced its...

Top Ten Species List Creates Awareness Of Biosphere Diversity
2012-05-24 10:27:34

Ten new species are highlighted in the Top Ten New Species list for 2012, the fifth year for this interesting record. The list, created by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of scientists from around the world, was released on May 23, the birthday of the Swedish botanist who created the current system of flora and fauna classification, Carolus Linnaeus. Since Linnaeus created this system in the eighteenth century, almost two million...

Insects Top Latest Inventory Of Newly Discovered Species
2012-01-19 04:44:57

Annual ℠State of Observed Species´ report released by International Institute for Species Exploration More than half of the 19,232 species newly known to science in 2009, the most recent calendar year of compilation, were insects — 9,738 or 50.6 percent — according to the 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report released Jan. 18 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. The second largest group in the 2009 numbers was...

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2011-05-24 08:35:00

A glow-in-the-dark fungus, a jumping cockroach, a rust-consuming bacterium found on the RMS Titanic, and a leech with massive teeth are among the world's top 10 species discovered during the past year, according to the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists. The new species were discovered in the United States, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Peru, the Philippines, West Africa, the Mascarene Islands, the Gulf...

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2011-03-22 12:01:23

Naming marks anniversary of former president's speech at Arizona State University A new species of a rugged darkling beetle that thrives in an arid region of the Chihuahuan Desert is being named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt on the 100th anniversary of a speech he gave at Tempe Normal School, now Arizona State University. The speech, delivered March 20, 1911, focused on the role of government, the importance of an educated citizenry, and the "far-sighted wisdom" of the Territory of Arizona....

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2010-06-01 10:38:17

Nepenthes attenboroughii, named after Sir David Attenborough, honorary Fellow of the Linnean Society, has been ranked number 1 Each year The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University names the Top 10 new species described in the previous calendar year. The list for 2009 was published to coincide with the 303rd anniversary on May 23rd of the birth of Carl Linnaeus. It contains only two new plant species, one of which was first published in the Botanical...

2010-05-21 11:33:00

TEMPE, Ariz., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists - scientists responsible for species exploration and classification - today announce the top 10 new species described in 2009. On the list are a minnow with fangs, golden orb spider and carnivorous sponge. The top 10 new species also include a deep-sea worm that when threatened releases green luminescent "bombs," a sea slug that...

2009-05-22 13:02:00

TEMPE, Ariz., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists - scientists responsible for species exploration and classification - today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and bacteria that live in hairspray. The top 10 new species also include the very tiny (a snake just a slither longer than 4 inches or...

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2008-05-26 09:20:00

Shocking pink millipede, 75-million-year-old dinosaur and 'Michelin Man' plant make the listThe International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists "“ scientists responsible for species exploration and classification "“ today announce the top 10 new species described in 2007.On the list are an ornate sleeper ray, with a name that sucks: Electrolux; a 75-million-year-old giant duck-billed dinosaur; a shocking...


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