Specie

New ichthyosaur species discovered was dinosaur ocean monster

by on December 24, 2021 0

The skull of the first giant creature to ever live on Earth, the ichthyosaur “Cymbospondylus youngorum” currently on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM). Credit: Photo by Natalja Kent, courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) The two-meter skull of a newly discovered species of...

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2 new species of fish discovered in Palawan

by on December 23, 2021 0

Rhinogobius tandikan (top) owes its name to the striking resemblance of its blue body markings to those of the Palawan peacock pheasant known locally as the “tandikan”. Rhinogobius estrellae (bottom) takes its name from the Estrella Falls in Palawan where it was first discovered. Photo courtesy of Dr Ken Maeda, OIST, Japan; and Dr...

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Why invasive plants repelling native flora bring us closer to a “new pangea”

by on December 18, 2021 0

According to the world’s first analysis of plant diversity, the world’s flora is increasingly uniform, even on isolated islands like Australia. For decades, scientists have been warning the world that we are heading into a new geological era, called “homogenecene”, when unique life forms are eclipsed by more adaptable species that can live alongside...

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