Smallest monkey's evolutionary secret

Evolutionary biologists have now discovered that the Pygmy Marmoset – the world's smallest monkey – is not one species but two.

Electronic depositary of living systems created

Lomonosov Moscow State University has developed an information system within the framework of the Noah's Ark project that includes data about samples from biological collections of the University and project partners. There ...

Common US snake actually three different species

New research reveals that a snake found across a huge swath of the Eastern United States is actually three different species. Published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, analyses of the yellow-bellied ...

Galápagos faces first-ever bird extinction

Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it's extinct. Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco State University (SFSU), the University ...

Study reveals evolution of malaria

Malaria affects close to 500 million people every year, but we're not the only ones—different species of malaria parasite can infect birds, bats, and other mammals too. A Field Museum study published in Molecular Phylogenetics ...

Bivalve family tree offers evolutionary clues

Florida State University researchers, along with an international team of scientists, have put together the most complete look to date of the evolutionary family tree of cardiid bivalves, commonly known as cockles and clams.

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