Tag: new species

Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

The new snakes, Atractus discovery, A. zgap, A. michaelsabini sp. nov. are native to Ecuador and Colombia. [...]
8 Lygodactylus Gecko Species New To Science Discovered In Madagascar

8 Lygodactylus Gecko Species New To Science Discovered In Madagascar

Researchers have discovered eight new gecko species in the forests of Madagascar. The researchers apparently discovered the eight new species while st [...]
New Treefrog Species Discovered On Former Cattle Ranch In Costa Rica

New Treefrog Species Discovered On Former Cattle Ranch In Costa Rica

Donald Valera Soto, co-owner of the Tapir Valley Nature reserve, first heard the trill of the frog, named the Tapir Valley treefrog, in March 2018. [...]
3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

The new species are from black-bellied salamanders Desmognathus quadramaculatus that were once thought to be a single species. [...]
66-Million-Year-Old Smooth-Shelled Turtle Fossil Discovered  In Canada

66-Million-Year-Old Smooth-Shelled Turtle Fossil Discovered In Canada

Leiochelys tokaryki, is a nearly complete skeleton that existed during the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) period. [...]
New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

Philoria knowlesi is known to breed in the spring and early summer, using bogs, banks of headwater streams and seepages as breeding grounds. [...]
Two New Glass Frog Species Discovered In Ecuadorian Andes

Two New Glass Frog Species Discovered In Ecuadorian Andes

Both frogs are a translucent green in coloration with yellow spots and see through bellies. [...]
New Mossy Frog Species Discovered in Vietnam

New Mossy Frog Species Discovered in Vietnam

Theloderma khoii sp. nov. is different from other mossy frogs in the genus in that it is larger. [...]
Researchers Name a Tiny Rainfrog After Activist Greta Thunberg

Researchers Name a Tiny Rainfrog After Activist Greta Thunberg

The frog, named Greta Thunberg’s rainfrogs (Pristimantis gretathunbergae) is tiny, at about 3 to 4 centimeters in length. [...]
New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

Researchers have discovered a new gecko species that is so agile it was named after action star Jackie Chan. Jackie’s day gecko (Cnemaspis jackieii [...]
Scientists Discover New Liolaemus Lizard Species In Peru

Scientists Discover New Liolaemus Lizard Species In Peru

A new species of Liolaemus lizard has been discovered in the Peruvian Andes. The lizard, named Liolaemus warjantay was found at a 4,500 meter (14,700 [...]
Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Researchers in Peru surveyed an area from the Río Huallaga Basin from 2011 to 2018 and discovered a new wood lizard species of the genus Enyalioides t [...]
New Litoria Chocolate Frog Species Discovered In New Guinea

New Litoria Chocolate Frog Species Discovered In New Guinea

A new frog species of the Litoria caerulea group has been discovered in Papua New Guinea that is chocolate brown in coloration. The frog, named Litori [...]
185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

An Indian snake that was first collected in the mid-19th Century and described first via snake skins in 1796, and named the banded racer (Argyrogena f [...]
New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a new frog species that was previously thought to be the same species found on another island, but was [...]
New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Researchers have discovered a new marsupial frog species in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest that is part of the Gastrotheca genus. The frog, Gastrothec [...]
New Krait Species Discovered In China

New Krait Species Discovered In China

Chinese and German researchers have discovered a new to science venomous snake that was confirmed to have killed renowned herpetologist Joseph B. Slow [...]
Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

A subterranean snake that was collected in the Philippines in 2006 and 2007 was misidentified in the field and spent more than 10 years in the Univers [...]

Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

A species of frog of the genus Platymantis has been discovered in the montane forests of Leyte and Samar islands in the Philippines. The frog, Platyma [...]
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