Category Archives: New Discoveries

Fish Found: The Greatest Conservation Success Story of 2013? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Seven months ago things looked pretty bleak for the Mangarahara cichlid (Ptychochromis insolitus). The only habitat for this rare Madagascar fish species had been destroyed and the cichlid was down to its last three known individuals, all of which were males. In a last-ditch effort to save the species from extinction, conservationists at the London Zoo Aquarium and Berlin Zoo put out a worldwide call to private aquarium owners, fish collectors and hobbyists in hopes […]

Scientist: Atlantic a treasure trove of discoveries | The Chronicle Herald

BIO researcher involved in two recent finds of new species in nearby waters You might expect it from deep within the Amazon rainforest. And it probably wouldn’t surprise you if new species of wildlife were discovered in other far-flung or sparsely inhabited areas of the world. But a federal scientist involved in the recently revealed discovery of two new species of marine life says you don’t have to look any farther than our own waters […]

Pristiophorus lanae: New Species of Sawshark Discovered | Biology | Sci-News.com

Sawsharks (family Pristiophoridae) are a small group of bottom sharks, easily distinguished by their saw-like snouts and a pair of long barbels. They have two dorsal fins, no anal fin, a short mouth and small teeth in both jaws. Because of their snout, sawsharks can sometimes be confused with sawfishes. However, the sawshark’s gills are on the side of its head, while the sawfish’s gills are underneath. Also, the sawfish does not have a pair […]

Three new lizard species discovered in Peru | Business Standard

Scientists have discovered three new lizard species in Peru. Researchers from San Marcos University in Peru and Brigham Young University in the US identified three new lizards that have been “hidden” and confused with other lizards of the same group because of their overall similar appearance. The study, which included molecular, ecological and more detailed morphological analyses, identified them as new species. The new species are named for and dedicated to two different old Andean […]