A new species of bird from the heart of Peru remained undetected for years until researchers identified it by its unique song.
Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA technology and museum samples collected over the past two centuries to reveal a new species of diving beetle living in streams around the Mediterranean.
A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century.
An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to be a new species.
With support from Fauna & Flora International (FFI), 15 karst-adapted gecko species were recently found in Myanmar within the space of just two weeks, highlighting the outstanding biodiversity of limestone ecosystems.
A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles.
When a foreign species arrives in a new environment and spreads to cause some form of economic, health, or ecological harm, it's called a biological invasion. Often stowing away among the cargo of ships and aircraft, such ...
The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. ...
The seabed of the continental shelf and slope is home to rich communities of fauna. But the fauna of deep seabeds tends to be relatively unknown due to the difficulty of collecting samples at great depths. A research team ...
Remember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to be beset by enormous rats? That's kind of what happened here.