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DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones.
Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution describe the Spectacular Guyane False-form beetle, or Guyanemorpha spectabilis, from Guyane (French Guiana).
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.
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.
Famous as the sacred beetles of ancient Egypt the scarab beetle group in fact represents much greater diversity around the globe.
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.
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.
In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature.
A new species of the peculiarly shaped spoon worms has been recently discovered in Japan, and described in the open access journal Zookeys.
Scientists discovered a new species of burying beetle, Nicrophorus efferens.
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.