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Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar

By Douglas Main | Octobe 31, 2015 In 1983, researcher Charles Francis collected a bat in northeastern Borneo that was brought to London’s Natural History Museum. There, it sat in a pickle jar full of alcohol for three decades. Within the last two years, scientists happened upon it and examined the specimen. After careful work, they determined it represented a new species that hadn’t been described before, and they dubbed it Francis’ woolly horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus francisi), after …

New butterfly species spotted in West Bengal – The Hindu

… into Borneo and the Philippines. “We have spotted it at Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas on a few occasions but were unable to confirm because it could not be photographed. Finally, after taking photographs and confirmation by experts, we can now safely declare that we have a new species from India,” Arjan Basu Roy, secretary of Nature Mates-Nature Club, told The Hindu. The record of the newly found butterfly has been published by Arjan Basu Roy, Subhankar …

Banteng next on extinction list after rhino in Sabah? – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

… Datuk Sam Mannan. “The Bornean banteng is also known as the tembadau or sapi hutan, and is a very rare species of wild cattle that lives only within the remote and dense forests of Borneo,” she said in a statement here today. The Danau Girang Field Centre (in partnership with the Sabah Wildlife Department) has been engaged in a long-term study of the Bornean banteng for the past five years, mostly funded by Sime Darby Foundation, Houston Zoo and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Banteng are …

BBC – Earth – Caterpillar makes magical cocoon

… forged by a creator whose identity remains a mystery. The caterpillar and the cocoon it made are real, and have just been discovered by scientists, who have published details in the Journal of Natural History. One day I spotted this strange red caterpillar behaving oddly on a patch of resin on the trunk of a tree The caterpillar was discovered in the forests of Borneo, by a research team led by Professor William Symondson of Cardiff University in Wales, UK. The cocoon is so special because it is …

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