Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species
Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species

A study has resolved a long-standing dispute concerning a small number of black-headed squirrel monkeys (Saimiri vanzolinii), which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil.

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development
Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades.

Geckos' penises evolve six times faster than other body parts
Geckos' penises evolve six times faster than other body parts

A new study has revealed that lizard's penis evolves six times faster than any of its other parts.

170 million-yr-old bones of Loch Ness monster's relative found in Scotland

Scientists have recently discovered bones of relative of Loch Ness monster who lived in the waters of the Isle of Skye in Scotland 170 million years ago.

GM crops pushing Monarch butterflies' rapid decline
GM crops pushing Monarch butterflies' rapid decline

The growing use of genetically modified (GM) crops in the US has led the Monarch butterfly, once common across the country, close to ending up on the endangered species list.

Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes

 Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a new study has found.

Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans
Drunk birds slur just like tipsy humans

Drunk birds slur their words just like humans do when they are inebriated, a new study has found.

Small lizard species found in Australia
Small lizard species found in Australia

A lizard species that weighs barely 16 gram and has remained practically unchanged for the past six million years has been found in Australia, a media report said Wednesday.

How species shapeshift to tackle climate change

Some species can quickly shapeshift to cope with climate change without having to migrate or evolve, shows a research.

Short-necked marine reptile discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China.

Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too
Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years
Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years

A new study has recently revealed that incessant disappearance of species on Earth could lead to sixth mass extinction within 100 years.

New trout species found in Turkey
New trout species found in Turkey

A new trout species belonging to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmon, trout, char, grayling and freshwater whitefish, has been found in Alakir Stream in Antalya, Turkey.

Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct
Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct

The most ambitious genetic study ever, involving over 200 scientists from across the world and 23 research papers, undertaken on bird evolution has found that almost all modern birds diversified after the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.

New bird species named after late India-born ornithologist

A new bird species discovered more than 15 years after it was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has been named after late ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi.

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight
Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

A new study provides deeper insight into why dinosaurs had cloak of feathers long before early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight.

Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain
Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain

Australian scientists have discovered two new species of lizards in a remote area of Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Australia, academic sources reported Thursday.

Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Rusty-spotted cat, one of the smallest cats in the world, has recently been sighted in Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary here.

Newly discovered deviant ant species!

Researchers from the George Washington University in the US faced the same predicament when they discovered an ant species, Cephalotes specularis, hiding in plain sight.