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Latest Species Stories

Five New Species Of Crustaceans Discovered
2013-02-15 12:32:22

Experts from the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes and the University of Barcelona (UB) collected and studied different crustacean specimens during recent expeditions to Madagascar, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Philippines and French Polynesia.

Determining Sexual Selection In Extinct Species
2013-01-30 08:11:48

According to a new study in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, determining if certain extinct animals had sexually selective traits is possible, despite the fact that we cannot observe their behavior.

New Study Debunks Claims That Most Species Will Vanish Before They Are Discovered
2013-01-25 11:54:53

A new study from researchers at the University of Auckland, Griffin University and the University of Oxford has debunked claims that most species will go extinct before they can be discovered.

2013-01-11 10:14:47

When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.

Researchers Find Bornean Elephants Have Low Genetic Variability
2012-11-23 12:53:02

A research lab has identified the genetic markers for an endangered species of elephant, showing the animals have very low genetic variability.

Ocean May Contain One Million Species Or More
2012-11-16 12:36:12

A vast undertaking has been launched to catalog the life that inhabits our world’s oceans. For the first time, a comprehensive register of marine species has been compiled. This effort was part of a massive collaboration among hundreds of experts around the globe.

Evolution Follows A Predictable Genetic Pattern Researchers Find
2012-10-26 10:20:03

Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic solution to an environmental pressure that a broad range of species happen to share, according to new research.

Fossil Record Helps Determine Extermination Risk In Marine Animals
2012-10-24 10:27:12

Conservationists have warned for years that rare species have the highest risk of becoming endangered or extinct, but the word “rare” could have several different meanings with respect to the distribution of particular species.

Evolutionary Tree Of Life Goes Digital
2012-10-17 13:25:34

A biologist at the Imperial College London has created an interactive website that allows users to explore evolutionary history by clicking and zooming in on a virtual tree of life.

2012-09-19 17:01:24

DNA barcoding developed by University of Guelph researchers has proven up to 88 per cent effective in authenticating natural health products.


Latest Species Reference Libraries

Paleozoology
2013-09-30 13:34:57

Paleozoology, also spelled Palaeozoology, is a branch of many other sciences including zoology and paleontology that focuses on recovering cellular matter from animal remains that are large enough to be seen without the help of a microscope, known as macrofossils. This study is primarily used in the context of archeology and geology and aids in recreating ancient ecosystems and prehistoric environments. Paleozoologists study the tissues of many types of animals including sharks, echinoderms,...

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2007-06-24 20:15:53

The Three-Spined Stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, is a fish native to much of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It has been introduced into parts of southern and central Europe. Three subspecies that are currently recognized by the IUCN are Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, which is found in most of the species range, and is the subspecies most strictly termed the Three-Spined Stickleback; its common name in England is the Tiddler, although "tittlebat" is also sometimes...

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Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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