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Mumbai scientist gets new lizard species named after him

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:59

Varad B Giri, senior scientist at the Bombay Natural History Society has been honoured with a new species of gecko, named after him, which he discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

Top 10 new species of 2014 revealed

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 16:43

Scientists have selected the top 10 new species from approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year.

New species added to invertebrates list after UAE discovery

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 19:52

A new species has been added to the global list of invertebrates after an unexpected discovery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:42

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

New species of orchid discovered in Panama

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 16:30

US biologists have described a stunning new orchid species from a mountainous area in central Panama.

13 new species of dragonfly identified in Goa

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:35

Thirteen new species of dragonfly have been identified in Goa, taking the total number of species to 87 in the state.

Five new species of armoured spiders discovered in Southeast China caves

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:28

Lurking in the darkness of caves in Southeast China, scientists have discovered five new species of armoured spiders.

Four new species of legless lizards discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 18:30

Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards living in unlikely habitats in California.

New beetle species discovered in Philippines

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 18:21

Scientists have discovered a tiny new species of aquatic beetle in a bustling university campus here in the Philippine capital.

New species of spoon worm found in Japan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 13:24

Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of the bizarrely shaped spoon worm, which is pinkish-yellow in colour with a body length of 10 cm.

Scientists discover 133 new fauna species in India

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 12:05

Scientists have discovered 133 new species of fauna in India and amoung the most significant is a bird - yet to be named - found in the Great Nicobar Island.