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Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids

Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids

The new species discovered in Sierra Barrosa of Patagonia represents one of the most complete megaraptorids found, with an unusually intact braincase.

Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

 Despite being hailed as conservation sanctuaries that protect species from hunting and deforestation, reservoir islands created by large dams across the world undergo sustained loss of species every year, new research has found.

Wow! Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has a new wasp species named after him!

Wow! Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has a new wasp species named after him!

The new wasp species, called Conobregma bradpitti, belongs to a large worldwide group of wasps parasitising in moth or butterfly caterpillars.  

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Mouse lemurs, like all other lemurs, are native to the island-nation of Madagascar.

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

Biologists from Indiana University have combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind.

Ancient India, Eurasia link were 'freeways' for biodiversity exchange

Before the final collision of Eurasia and the Indian subcontinent, land bridges between the landmasses may have served as 'freeways' of biodiversity exchange that flowed in both directions, says a research led by Grismer.

Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

The fossil record is much more durable than any human record, says researcher.

New golden frog species found

 Researchers have discovered a new species of pale-gold coloured frog in the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia.

Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.

Size does matter when it comes to animal brains

 A mammal's brain size predicts its problem-solving ability, says a study.

Researchers find, name rare dinosaur from Appalachia

The species, found in the US state of Alabama in marine sediment, is the most complete, primitive duck-billed dinosaur ever to be discovered in the eastern US.

Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Birdsong helps scientists discover new species in Arunachal Pradesh

Scientists named the new bird species as Zoothera salimalii.

How new genes emerge during evolution

The chance appearance of certain combinations of elements in the genome can lead to the generation of new genes that drive evolutionary innovation.

New shark species can light up the sea

New shark species can light up the sea

Researchers have discovered a new species of lanternshark that can light up the dark and deep sea for its benefit.

New species of anthropoid primate found in Libya

The scientits performed the research at the Zallah Oasis, a promising site for unearthing fossils from the Oligocene period, roughly 30 million years ago.

New species of duckbilled dinosaur found

 The discovery helps explain an evolutionary transition from an earlier duckbilled species to that group's descendants.

'Illegal trade threatening survival of Indian star tortoise'

WAP discovered evidence of a thriving international criminal operation, with tortoises smuggled in boxes hidden under food items such as vegetables or fish.

New link in humans, apes evolution found

 Researchers have identified a new species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the 'lesser apes' or hylobatids).

76-million-year-old pig-snouted turtle found in US

76-million-year-old pig-snouted turtle found in US

The turtle discovered in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the most complete skeletons of a turtle found from the age of dinosaurs.

New giant tortoise species discovered in Galapagos

New giant tortoise species discovered in Galapagos

The discovery of the new species is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise.