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Museum Bird DNA Is Ready To Use In Naturalis Biodiversity Center
2013-12-30 12:35:31

DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones.

Remarkably Large And Colorful New Species Of Beetle Discovered In Guyane
2013-12-03 12:48:08

Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution describe the Spectacular Guyane False-form beetle, or Guyanemorpha spectabilis, from Guyane (French Guiana).

Scientists Describe Two New Gorgonian Soft Coral Species
2013-11-15 12:50:00

Gorgonians are a type of soft corals easily distinguishable by the complex branching shape, which has also probably inspired their name, coming from the Gorgon Medusa- a creature from the Greek mythology that had hair made of venomous snakes.

New Scorpion Species From Ancient Lycia
2013-11-08 11:06:28

Scientists discover and describe a new species of scorpion, Euscorpius lycius, coming from the area of ancient Lycia, nowadays the regions of the Muğla and Antalya Provinces in Southwestern Turkey.

Two New Species Of The Endangered Ancient Genus Gyronotus
2013-10-22 15:05:38

Famous as the sacred beetles of ancient Egypt the scarab beetle group in fact represents much greater diversity around the globe.

New Beetle Species From A Busy Megacity
2013-09-05 14:23:17

Metro Manila – the world's 10th largest megacity and 6th largest conurbation, based on official statistics – is not a place one would normally expect to discover new species, even in a country that is known as a biodiversity hotspot.

scary insect
2013-08-06 11:31:58

For biologists it is an easy matter: spiders have eight legs and insects have six. This fact is important when beholding and recognizing the tiny new species of Spider Water Beetles from the Philippine Island of Mindoro discovered by researchers of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Endemic Species Of Remarkable Fulgoromorpha In Iran
2013-08-01 10:51:00

In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature.

New Bizarrely Shaped Spoon Worm Discovered In Japan
2013-06-27 13:28:02

A new species of the peculiarly shaped spoon worms has been recently discovered in Japan, and described in the open access journal Zookeys.

New Species Of Burying Beetle Discovered
2013-06-21 10:12:47

Scientists discovered a new species of burying beetle, Nicrophorus efferens.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.