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Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Yale University ornithologists Prof Richard Prum and Jacob Berv have mapped out the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for the Neotropical cotingas – some of the brightest, loudest, oddest-looking birds in the world. The Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana), a species in the family Cotingidae. Image credit: Jerry Thompson / CC BY 2.0. There are more than 60 species of the cotingas, a highly diverse group of birds that make up...

Oct 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Biology Letters is the first to document that fish larvae produce sound. This image shows an unpigmented larva of...

Oct 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Crocodiles and their relatives such as alligators and caimans often work in teams to hunt their prey, according to a study carried out by Dr Vladimir Dinets...

Oct 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Wen-Lung Wu of the Academia Sinica’s Biodiversity Research Center in Taipei has described a new species of land snail...

Oct 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Mirror turtle ant (Cephalotes specularis) – an insect recently discovered in Brazil by entomologist Dr Scott Powell of the Columbian College of Arts...

Oct 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study, led by Dr David Jacoby of the Institute of Zoology in London, UK, has shown for the first time that the fearsome predators of the deep blue...

Oct 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

For the first time ever, an international team of primatologists has witnessed the spread of a new tool-use behavior in a wild population of chimpanzees. Young...

Sep 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Primate ecologist Dr Laura Marsh of the Global Conservation Institute in Santa Fe, NM, has described five new species of the genus Pithecia (saki monkeys)...

Sep 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Bottlenose dolphins are magnetoreceptive animals, says new research reported in the journal Naturwissenschaften. A group of bottlenose dolphins in Xcaret,...