Despite being newly discovered, Hyalinobatrachium yaku already faces major challenges for its survival, including oil extraction in the region and the related water pollution, road development, habitat degradation and isolation.
Jimenez concluded that the Califorctenus belongs to same family as the Brazilian wandering spider, which is a notoriously deadly spider.
The species has jaws that reached more than 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) in length --- the largest jaws ever recorded in its kind.
Two scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have finally given a name to a mini eyeless catfish that was first caught nearly 40 years ago.
An international team of scientists found that an ancient fossil stored in a Canadian museum since mid-1990s actually belong to a new species of extinct primordial worm with terrifying snapping jaws.
While this skin-shredding technique has been done by geckos, the G. megalepi loses its scales rapidly and has the largest scales among any known gecko.
The California Academy of Sciences has described 133 new plant and animal species, including one bee fly, 43 ants, 36 beetles, one sand wasp, four spiders, six plants, 23 fishes, one eel, one shark, seven nudibranchs, five fossil urchins (and one fossil sand dollar), one coral, one skate, and one African lizard. Over a dozen Academy scientists and international collaborators collaborated on the endeavor that would aid the environmental community's conservation efforts.
The number of known bird species in the world is only half of the actual number according to the American Museum of Natural History. A new study featured in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the actual number of bird species actually total up to about 18,000 when "hidden" avian diversity is factored in.
The new species is dubbed a “flasher” frog, so it’s not too surprising that this creature is primarily known for its habit of flashing other animals with its vibrant orange groin. But why?
Fossils of 'sea dragons' are now housed in several musuems. Two of these fossils are "new" to Science, according to the paleontologists.
A mysterious whale, resembling a character in a Japanese legend, has washed up on the beach of St. George Island but scientists could not identify it.
Two new rare species of ants have been discovered in New Guinea that has a spiked back resembling the dragons from Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones."
Unlike the living sperm whale, which has no functional teeth, the ancient Livyatan melvillei, with its 36 cm. teeth feeds on other whales and bigger predators.
The strange mounds that cover 26,000 square miles were actually made by newly discovered worms that can grow up to five feet. The gigantic worms are unique in South America.