Three new catfish were recently discovered in South America. Based on their characteristics, including particularly long snouts, researchers were forced to create a new genus.
The identification of common owls may be outdated. That is, a recent genetic analysis revealed Common Barn Owls and Short-eared Owls are more genetically diverse than previously thought.
Whirligig beetles recovered from Alabama's Conecuh National Forest, represent a new species. The newly discovered beetles helped researchers name museum specimens that were previously unidentified.
Five new long-haired parasitic wasp species have been found in India. A recent study revealed these insects prefer spider eggs as their host of choice. The uniqueness of these insects suggest there are many more parasitic wasps to be found.
New fossils representing a giant rat species ten times larger than those commonly seen today have been excavated from East Timor in Asia.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.
Aa currently evolve into two genetically distinct species as a result of apple trees changing their fruiting cycles, they're have a domino effect on predatory wasps, a process known as sequential speciation.
A new giant tortoise species, named the Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise, was recently found in Galapagos. Now studies are helping researchers target conservation efforts that will help protect the animals and their natural habitats.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
Researchers from the University of Bonn suggest that a prehistoric mammal, Spinolestes, may have suffered from hair loss. This fungal disease is commonly seen in many of the species' modern descendants.
After making the most comprehensive study of fish species in the Salish Sea (the body of water that includes Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, University of Washington researchers have reported that species diversity there has increased 14 percent.
A new species recently added to the desmostylia group suggests that the hippo-sized suction-feeders were a more diverse group of animals than previously thought and ate in a very unique way.
Over the past five years, more than 200 new species have been found in the Eastern Himalayas and noted in scientific studies.
Two new frog species have been discovered Misool Island in the Indonesian part of New Guinea, an area of vast biodiversity.