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Discovery of Giant Wasp Opens Window to Ancient Forests

… eventually causes the tree to die. The discovery has given researchers insight into the modern world and how it began coming together after the dinosaurs became extinct. Many of the trees and plants today’s horntail wood-wasps enjoy were also favored by the old wasp and have been found as fossils in the same forest as the ancient horntails; including trees (hemlock, fir, spruce, pine, spruce, sequoia, hemlock, and cedar) and flowering plants (beech, maple, elm, ash, hickory, ash, elm and …

New Millipede Species Is an ‘Avatar’ : Discovery News

This blue ‘avatar’ is a new species of millipede. Scientists have used high resolution technology for the first time to describe a new millipede species, highlighting features such as genitals in remarkable detail. The millipede, dubbed Ommatoiulus avatar, was found in an Andalusion pine forest in southern Spain. Researchers first used iodine to stain different organs in the species and then scanned it using microCT (high-resolution x-ray microtomography) Data produced by the scans, …

New wildlife species found in Trichy forest division – The Times of India

TRICHY: The forest department has found seven additional species in the Trichy forest division during its annual wildlife census, taking the total number of wildlife species in the division to 12. The census was carried out in four ranges- Trichy forest, Manapparai, Thuvarankurichi and Thuraiyur- spread over 45,272 hectares. The district forest department and the Bio-diversity Conservation Foundation came together to carry out the survey that lasted for more than a week. Environmentalists cited …

Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… isolates 3,546 land-bridge islands due to 3,129 square kilometers of primary forests. A total of 37 islands, plus three nearby forests, were made into study subjects, where a combination of four survey methods were implemented. The researchers found forest habitat effects that may explain the sequence of vertebrate extinction. Land and tree-inhabiting vertebrates were also assessed in the 40 forest locations. Additional investigations were also made to comprehend the extent of forest degradation …

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