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In 2008 the IUCN Red List had assessed the conservation status of all known mammal species. Since then, about 200 new species of mammal have been described by science in over 60 countries. These include 72 species of bats, 74 species of rodents, 14 species of primates, 4 species of carnivore, 2 species of dolphin,…
A new species of lizard with a brilliant emerald head is the new jewel of Ecuador.
A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.
The spectacular haul more than doubles the number of Indian dancing frogs, a family named for the bizarre courtship displays of their foot-waving males.
Dubbed a “biological wonder,” a new species of spider discovered in Morocco flips its way out of danger, a new study says.
The alligator snapping turtle, the biggest freshwater turtle in North America, is actually three species, a new study says.
A newfound species of lungless salamander from Arkansas has escaped scientists’ attention by looking like a juvenile of another species—until now.
View a photo gallery of some of the incredible species discovered at the 2014 National Geographic/National Park Service BioBlitz event.
High in the mountains of Vietnam, scientists have found a “striking” new species of pink-and-yellow frog covered with sharp spikes, a new study says.
A boy in eastern Colombia recently found more than just fun in his swimming pool: A new species of frog.
In our inaugural column of Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we tell you how a new species of tapir hid in plain sight and investigate a sighting of a two-horned lizard.
This week, scientists identified a new species of freshwater fish in the U.S., the cedar sculpin (Cottus schitsuumsh). Forest Service fisheries biologist Michael Young said in a statement, “It’s really exciting to find a new species of fish. It’s something you might expect in more remote parts of the world, but not in the U.S.” Scientists…
Scientists in Brazil proposed a new species of river dolphin this week, the first such designation for the highly endangered group in a century. The proposed new species of river dolphin, the Araguaian boto (Inia araguaiaensis), was found in the Araguaia River Basin in central Brazil. The marine mammals were found to be isolated from other…
In a Spider-Man-like move, a possibly new species of spider uses its web as a slingshot to ensnare prey.