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New rhino species discovered in China ranks among largest mammals

by on June 17, 2021 0

A group of researchers have discovered a new species of giant rhino from fossils dating back 26.5 million years in northwest China’s Gansu province. According to findings published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Communications Biology, Tao Deng, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and his team recovered the skeletal remains...

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Galactic frog declared flagship species – the New Indian Express

by on June 16, 2021 0

Express news service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time in Kerala, a frog has been declared a flagship species to ensure its conservation. The galactic frog (Melanobatrachus indicus), known for its distinct evolutionary nature and endless vibrant star-like spots, was declared a flagship species at Mathikettan Shola National Park in Idukki earlier this month. It...

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Human-induced climate change only halves the picture for krill, a key species in the Southern Ocean | CU Boulder today

by on June 15, 2021 0

Banner image: Penguins hunting krill in the Southern Ocean. (Credit: John Weller Photography) Deep in their Antarctic habitat, krill populations are expected to decline by around 30% this century due to the widespread negative effects of human-induced climate change. However, these effects on this small but important species will be largely indistinguishable from the...

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Night barks reveal new species of tree hyrax in Africa

by on June 14, 2021 0

June 14 (UPI) – The new nocturnal barking of several populations of tree hyrax in West and Central Africa first alerted scientists that the region’s forests may be home to a unique, yet named species. Now, a new investigation – published Monday in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society – has confirmed that...

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Major hurricanes can’t scare this shark species off, study finds

by on June 13, 2021 0

Major hurricanes can’t scare this shark species off, study finds Embedded content: https://players.brightcove.net/1942203455001/B1CSR9sVf_default/index.html?videoId=6258688517001 Hurricanes typically force people to leave their homes when they are about to strike communities, but even powerful storms cannot drive certain species of sharks from their coastal residences. A recent study published in the Estuary, Coast and Plateau Sciences journal...

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New frog species discovered in PT Freeport Indonesia area

by on June 13, 2021 0

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) and the South Australian Museum, supported by PT Free port Indonesia (PTFI), discovered a new species of frog in Mimika district, Papua. PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) Corcom VP, Riza Pratama, noted in a statement received by ANTARA Saturday that the species, named Litoria lubisi, is...

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