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Huge Discovery: New species of tapir found in the Amazon

A decade of research proved what indigenous tribes have long known: a diminutive tapir that inhabits open grasslands and forests in Colombia and Brazil is distinct from the larger Brazilian tapir. The species is named Tapirus kabomani after the name for “tapir” in the local Paumari language: “Arabo kabomani.” Described in the Journal of Mammalogy, the Kobomani tapir is the ... Read More »

Researchers Discover A new Species Of A Marsupial Shrew like Animal in Ecuador

Researchers working in Ecuador identified a previously unknown species of shrew-opossum, according to a study published in the Journal of Mammalogy. Contrary to its mousey appearance, Caenolestes sangay, named after the national park where it was discovered, is actually a marsupial. The team from Pacific Lutheran University set up more than 100 live traps over 15 nights on the eastern ... Read More »

New Arboreal porcupine With Prehensile Tail discovered in Brazil

In Brazil’s Baturite Mountains, scientists uncovered a new species of prehensile-tailed porcupine, according to a paper in Revista Nordestina de Biologia. Dubbed, the Baturite porcupine (Coendou baturitensis), the new species was discovered when scientists noticed significant differences between it and its closest relative, the Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis). The name prehensile-tailed refers to these porcupine’s long, mobile tail which they ... Read More »

A New Cat Species Was Recently Found In Brazil

In November 2013, scientists described the stunning discovery of a new species of wild cat, long-confused with another. Looking at the DNA data of small cats in Brazil, researchers found that the tigrina, also known as the oncilla in Central America is actually two separate species. The new species is called Leopardus guttulus and lives in the Atlantic Forest of ... Read More »

New Hammerhead Shark Discovered Off the Cost Of Carolina

A research paper published in August described a new species of shark, the Carolina hammerhead (Sphyrna gilbert), from coastal areas off the Carolinas in the United States. The new species is smaller than the closely-related scalloped hammerhead. Finding a new species is, among biologists, equal to hitting the jackpot.University of South Carolina ichthyologist Joe Quattro led a team that recently ... Read More »

A Walking shark species Found In Indonesia’s Maluku islands (VIDEO)

Researches from Conservation International published the discovery of a new species of walking shark near the island of Halmahera. The shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, uses its fins to “walk” along the sea floor. The new species belongs to the family of sharks known as bamboo or longtail carpet sharks. These creatures live on the ocean floor, using their fins to gently ... Read More »

New Species of Giant Fish Relative of the Arapaima Discovered in The Amazon

Arapaima the giant air breathing fresh water fish that lurks in dark amazon waters was recently identified by scientist as having more than 1 subspecies. Everybody for 160 years had been saying there’s only one kind of arapaima. But we know now there are various species, including some not previously recognized. Each of these unstudied giant fishes needs conservation assessment,” ... Read More »

New Poison dart frog discovered in ‘Lost World’

In July 2013 scientists described a new species of poison dart frog after discovering it during a study where they where trying to determine the impact of tourism on wildlife in an area of rain forest commonly known as “The Lost World” in Guyana. The scientists named the frog Allobates amissibilis , in Latin it translates to , “that may ... Read More »

New Giant flying frog Found In Vietnam

J. Rowley is very familiar with discovering new amphibians, she’s helped describe over 10 in her career so far, but she was shocked to discover a new species of flying frog in a less than 100 km from a busy Asian metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City. Unfortunately, the new frog, names Helen’s tree frog (Rhacophorus helenae), may be facing extinction, ... Read More »

New Species Of Tiny Salamanders Discovered In Columbia National Park

New Tiny species of salamander found at CNP Researchers have discovered 2 new species of salamander in Tamá National Natural Park in Colombia. While the discovery should be cause for celebration, the news was dampened by the fact that both species are already infected with the deadly fungal disease, known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which has wiped out amphibian populations ... Read More »