Jan 31, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

A multinational group of biologists has described a new species of sweeper from the waters of the Indian Ocean. Pempheris flavicycla marisrubri, Ras Mohammed,...

Jan 23, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Marine biologists from Japan and Australia have described a new species of eagle ray in the genus Aetobatus. Aetobatus narutobiei, adult male. Image credit:...

Jan 16, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Paleontologists from the National Museums Scotland, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology...

Dec 31, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

Every year, hundreds of new dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles and fishes are discovered, and among them are always a few really weird or beautiful...

Dec 30, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

Sci-News.com presents some of the best species officially described in 2013. A walking shark, a snail with semi-transparent shell, a venomous crustacean,...

Dec 28, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a previously unknown species of cursorial hyena that lived in what is now Tibetan Plateau during the middle...

Dec 26, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

A 19 to 16-million-year-old fossil of a kiwi-like bird unearthed at St Bathans, New Zealand, suggests that the kiwi is not a dwarf version of a distant...

Dec 2, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

Brazilian biologists from the Federal University of Paraíba have discovered a new species of porcupine in the genus Coendou. The Baturite porcupine, Coendou...

Nov 28, 2013 by Sergio Prostak

According to a new DNA analysis conducted by Brazilian researchers, a rare species of wild cat called the oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) – one of the...