Jul 21, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A team of scientists, led by Dr Martin Whiting of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, has described a new species of the flat lizard genus Platysaurus...

Jul 10, 2015 by Natali Anderson

According to a new study led by Dr Yonggang Nie from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Zoology, bamboo-eating giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)...

Jul 3, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A remarkable new genus and species of oviraptorid dinosaur has been unearthed in the Ganzhou area of Jiangxi Province, southern China. An artist impression...

Jun 16, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on why early dinosaurs were small, rare and species-poor in tropical...

Apr 21, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A group of scientists led by Dr Brian Kubicki of Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center has described a new glassfrog species from the Caribbean foothills...

Apr 8, 2015 by Natali Anderson

An international team of researchers has described three new species of the genus Enyalioides from the tropical Andes in Ecuador and northern Peru. The...

Mar 2, 2015 by Natali Anderson

Biologists Dr Jurgen Otto and Dr David Hill have described two new species of spiders in the genus Maratus. Maratus jactatus, male. Image credit: Jurgen...

Feb 13, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A new cryptic species of rock-wallaby has been described by a team of scientists led by Dr Sally Potter from the Australian Museum Research Institute and...

Jan 18, 2015 by Natali Anderson

Sci-News.com compiles an annual list of the top 20 new species of animals, plants and insects found in the past twelve months. 1. Araguaian boto (Inia...

Dec 20, 2014 by Natali Anderson

The fascinating creature, a stick-insect, can reach up to 32 cm in body length and 52 cm with forelimbs stretched out. It has reportedly been found in...

Nov 30, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Brazilian ornithologists Dr Juan Mazar Barnett and Dr Dante Buzzetti of the Center for Ornithological Studies in São Paulo have discovered a new species...

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Sep 22, 2014 by Natali Anderson

An international team of ornithologists led by Dr Marcos Bornschein of the Mater Natura-Instituto de Estudos Ambientais in Curitiba has described an endangered...

Sep 7, 2014 by Natali Anderson

According to a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, two species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms discovered off Australia...

Aug 21, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A team of researchers from the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, has discovered a complex assemblage of bacteria and archaea in the waters and...

Aug 12, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Two new species of jellyfish – Keesingia gigas and Malo bella, both believed to cause Irukandji syndrome, have been discovered off Western Australia’s...

Jun 18, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A new species of diminutive baleen whale that lived between 3.5 and 2.5 million years ago (Late Pliocene) has been described by U.S. paleontologists led...

Jun 17, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Protulophila, a microscopic marine animal thought to have been extinct for 4 million years, has been found living in seas around New Zealand. This scanning...

May 27, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Scientists led by Dr Kristofer Helgen from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History have erected a new genus called Neomonachus...

May 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Botanists from the University of Calicut in Kerala, India, have described a new species in the genus Musa. Musa arunachalensis. Image credit: Sreejith...