Biology News

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) from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. The Ryland’s bold-faced saki (Pithecia rylandsi) in Zoo Parque Itaituba, female. Image credit: Arlete. Saki monkeys, or sakis, are a poorly studied group of primates native to South America. Found in tropical forests from the Guiana Shield, west to the foothills...

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,...

Sep 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2014, global wildlife populations have declined by 52 per cent in 40 years. Global wildlife populations have...

Sep 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from Germany, Colombia and Panama led by Prof Andrew Crawford of the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota has described a new species...

Sep 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. scientists headed by Dr Chi-Hing Christina Cheng of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign have discovered that the so-called ‘antifreeze’...

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...

Sep 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a duo of German ichthyologists reporting in the Current Biology, archerfish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than previously...

Sep 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A non-native species of camel cricket known as the Greenhouse camel cricket (Diestrammena asynamora) has spread into homes across the eastern United States,...