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Five back-from-the-brink species once thought extinct
From wild dogs to horned frogs, all manner of animals are still capable of keeping out of our sight, some for over 100 years.
Study: Alien species primary cause of recent global extinctions
Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) researchers.
Howler monkey study examines mechanisms of new species formation
A new University of Michigan study of interbreeding between two species of howler monkeys in Mexico is yielding insights into the forces that drive the evolution of new species.
Ten new plant species found this year
Plant collectors have searched for the hidden wonders of the plant world for centuries.
Rats, pigeons 'replace iconic species'
The modification of land for farming and building cities is favoring the same species everywhere, according to a new study.
Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk
The ability of mothers to produce milk for their babies is commonly considered a unique feature of mammals, but scientists discovered a species of spider that also nurses its young.
Paleontologists discover new sauropod species in Argentina
A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed on Friday.
New species of hummingbird identified in Ecuador
A team of ornithologists in Ecuador has identified a new species of hummingbird: A lovely blue-green creature that lives in a cold, barren highland area and is danger of extinction.
Prickly cactus species 'under threat'
The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble said researchers.
Why scientists want to name the poison frogs species
Dart frogs, from the rainforests of Central and South America, make their powerful poison by eating toxic bugs. Their bold colors warn predators: “Do not eat me or you will regret it.”
Three bizarre new species of fish discovered in Pacific Ocean
Three new species of fish have been found living in the pitch-black waters of the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest parts of the ocean.
How some species are 'wired' for talk
Our primate cousins have surprised and impressed scientists in recent years, with revelations about monkeys' tool-using abilities and chimps' development of complex sign language.
Keeping global warming to 1.5 °C helps most species hold their ground
Limiting global warming this century to just 1.5°C above preindustrial temperatures would be a boon to the planet’s biodiversity.
Cuckoo bee species 'hiding in plain sight'
Scientists have discovered 15 new species of cuckoo bees hidden in North American museum collections and in an ancient thesis.
One-third of Australia's threatened species are not monitored
One-third of Australia’s threatened species are not subject to any formal monitoring program and monitoring for the remaining species is largely poorly done, a review has found.
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