Red pandas are two species, not one
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Red pandas are two species, not one

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red panda: Endangered in the wild, its survival looks precarious The red panda is not one species but two, according to DNA evidence.Already endangered due to hunting and habitat loss, conservation efforts are now even more critical, say scientists.The red panda lives in the mountainous forests of China, India,…

Oldest known species of dinosaur discovered in Canada: ‘Reaper of Death’
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Oldest known species of dinosaur discovered in Canada: ‘Reaper of Death’

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology announced on Feb. 11 that it discovered Canada’s oldest known tyrannosaur.Alberta, Canada is known within the paleontology community for its plethora of tyrannosaur remains — Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex and now Thanatotheristes degrootorum. Or, “the Reaper of Death.”According to The New York Times, the bones have been sitting…

Among 412 new species finds this year – the Greta Thunberg beetle
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Among 412 new species finds this year – the Greta Thunberg beetle

Discoveries by Natural History Museum in 2019 include lichen, snakes and extinct dinosaurs The naming of Nelloptodes gretae after the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in October was described as ‘particularly poignant’ by a Natural History Museum senior curator, Photograph: Michael Darby/Pemberley Books/AFP via Getty Images More than 400 new species previously unknown to science…

A new species of monkey is discovered in Brazil as their natural habitat is slowly being deforested
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A new species of monkey is discovered in Brazil as their natural habitat is slowly being deforested

New species of ‘titi monkey’ is discovered in Brazil plateau after deforestation drives them out of their natural habitatA researcher in southwestern Brazil discovered a new species of titi monkeyThe monkey had originally been mistakenly classified in 1914 After collecting DNA samples, the team realized they had found a new speciesBy Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com Published:…

These species went extinct in 2019
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These species went extinct in 2019

The creatures that went extinct or likely went extinct in 2019 are as follows: 1. The Hawaiian snail Achatinella apexfulva: The last known member of its species, “George” died in a tank in a Hawaiian lab on New Year’s Day. The species is likely extinct, said David Sischo, the snail extinction prevention program coordinator at…

Scientists find 71 new species of plant and animal to add to the tree of life in 2019
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Scientists find 71 new species of plant and animal to add to the tree of life in 2019

A total of 71 species have been added to the ever-expanding list of plant and animal species on Earth in the year 2019.They were found by scientists in some of the most remote regions of planet Earth, spanning five continents and three oceans. The list of newly-described species includes:  17 fish, 15 geckos, eight flowering plants, six…

New species of 120 million-year-old mammal with bizarre form of hearing discovered in China
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New species of 120 million-year-old mammal with bizarre form of hearing discovered in China

New ancient species of rodent discovered in a fossil from China is found to have a unique inner ear structure not seen in any other mammalResearchers discovered a new species of rodent-like mammal in fossils Among the defining features are a strange inner ear arrangement Researchers say the mammals ears were influenced by dietary preferenceThe findings may help…

Colorful New Bee Species Discovered in Fiji, but Extinction From Climate Change Feared
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Colorful New Bee Species Discovered in Fiji, but Extinction From Climate Change Feared

Homalictus terminalis is named so to indicate that, like many Fijian bees, it is nearing its limit and is at risk of climate-related extinction. Credit: James Dorey, Flinders University Bee biodiversity barometer on Fiji — New species described as environment changes The biodiversity buzz is alive and well in Fiji, but climate change, noxious weeds…