Biology News

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Australian scientists have described three new lizard species, hidden from humans for millions of years in remote areas of the country. Three new species of lizards discovered in Australia, from top to bottom: the Cape Melville Rainbow Skink (Carlia wundalthini), the Cape Melville Bar-lipped Skink (Glaphyromorphus othelarrni) and the McIlwraith Bar-lipped Skink (Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta). Image credit: Conrad Hoskin / Stephen Williams. One of...

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A population of Hood Island giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, says a team...

Oct 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of U.S. scientists headed by Dr Jeremy Feinberg of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, has described a new cryptic species of leopard frog...

Oct 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Specialists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed to list the African lion (Panthera leo leo) – a symbol of majesty, courage and strength...

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...

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...