A new chameleon species sporting blue spots was recently found in the mountains of Tanzania. Researchers say this find highlights the diversity of animals living in this region.
The Hawaiian Haleakala volcano is home to a wide variety of species that occupy their own ecological niche. In a recent study, Cornell researchers identified 116 beetles native to this region, 74 of which are new to science.
Venom is both a predatory defense and a predator's advantage. While some venomous animals have recently evolved with more potent toxins, their ancient counterparts diversified less often. This suggests that the evolution of venom is more complex than previously thought.