Newly discovered crustacean species named after Sir Elton John
Newly discovered crustacean species named after Sir Elton John

Scientists have discovered a small 'hitchhiking' coral reef crustacean species in Indonesia, and named it after English composer and singer Sir Elton John.

Rare nautilus spotted for first time in 30 years

A US biologist has spotted a rare species of nautiluses, the small, distant cousins of squid and cuttlefish, after a gap of 30 years.

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists have now identified a new species of venomous relative of mammals in Zambia.

Cats drove extinction of many dog species

 Competition played a far greater role in the evolution of the dog species than climate change, a study revealed.

33 endangered snake species rescued from Agra, claims NGO

 A city-based NGO Wednesday claimed to have rescued from Agra 33 endangered snake species including 27 cobras whose fangs and venom glands had been gouged out and four non-venomous rat snakes which had their mouths stitched.

During mass extinction, no species safe: Study

Dominant species spread across the globe are just as vulnerable during a mass extinction event as more fragile ones confined to a single locale, according to a study published Tuesday.

World's first venomous frogs discovered in Brazil!
World's first venomous frogs discovered in Brazil!

Scientists claimed to have discovered the world's first known venomous frogs with spikes on their heads in Brazil.

Teeth help discover six new flesh-eating dinosaurs

After studying 142 isolated teeth from the South Pyrenean Basin in Spain, researchers have discovered six new species of toothed carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) in the region.

800 kilos of endangered species seized in Mexico

 The Mexican attorney general's office seized more than 800 kilograms of endangered marine species from an Oriental restaurant and a private home in the Mexican state of Sonora, authorities said.

New nectar-feeding bat species found in Brazil
New nectar-feeding bat species found in Brazil

 A new species of nectar-feeding bat that had been misidentified for more than a century has been discovered in Brazil, new research shows.

'Beer-making yeast' can be used to ferment 'better' tasting chocolate

Researchers have claimed that species of yeast that is used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count
12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count

As many as 12,314 birds of various species were found during the day-long summer bird count exercise at Pong Dam, to monitor the number of birds present in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

New species of songbirds evolving in Western Ghats, says study
New species of songbirds evolving in Western Ghats, says study

Interspersed with "sky islands" and large valleys, the unique topography of Western Ghats is aiding evolution of new species of songbirds, a recent study shows.

'Jesus lizard' walked on water 48 mn years ago

In what may provide insights into how climate change may affect tropical species, scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a "Jesus lizard", that could walk on water.

Dinosaurs' extinction gave rise to modern fish: Study

Paleontologists have determined that ray-finned fish - the world's most diverse vertebrates - began their dominance in the oceans 66 million years ago after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs from the Earth.

'Near-extinct species should be bred in wild'

Critically-endangered species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity, suggests a new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

176 new species of animals discovered in India

During last year, field biologists discovered 176 species of animals from India which are new to science, states Zoological Survey of India.

New species of human found in Ethiopia: Report

Remains of a new species of humans, which scientists have dated between 3.3 million and 3.5 million years old, were discovered in Afar state of Ethiopia, a media report said on Thursday.

Syria's rare bird may go extinct due to ISIS invasion of Palmyra: Experts
Syria's rare bird may go extinct due to ISIS invasion of Palmyra: Experts

Experts have warned about the possible extinction of a rare bird species, the northern bald ibis, in Syria after its ancient city Palmyra has been captured by the Islamic State.

Wild `teddy bear` of Louisiana no longer endangered

The Louisiana black bear, which inspired the popular stuffed animals known as teddy bears, is no longer an endangered species, US officials said Wednesday.