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March 29, 2016
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UA Researcher Discovers New Species of Tortoise

UA geneticist Taylor Edwards used CyVerse’s data-sharing capabilities to coordinate with his research partners and decipher the data that led to the discovery of the new species. Shakespeare’s Juliet once famously pondered “what’s in a name,” and the answer would … Continue reading

March 21, 2016
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A gene for new species is discovered

If two fruit fly species mate, it makes offspring dead or infertile A University of Utah-led study identified a long-sought “hybrid inviability gene” responsible for dead or infertile offspring when two species of fruit flies mate with each other. The … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
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Fossil porpoise has a chin for the ages

Scientists have identified a new species of ancient porpoise with a chin length unprecedented among known mammals, and suggest the animal used the tip of its face to probe the seabed for food.

November 24, 2013
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Colossal New Predatory Dino Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs

A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered species, Siats meekerorum, (pronounced see-atch) was the apex … Continue reading

August 14, 2013
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Scientist names new fly species after the Professor who has supported his work

A Professor from The University of Manchester has had his name immortalised as a new species of fly. Professor Richard Preziosi, from the Faculty of Life Sciences, said he was delighted with the unusual tribute from researcher Dr Dave Penney. … Continue reading

December 30, 2012
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Three New Species of Venomous Primate Identified by MU Researcher

Research may help protect rare primate from illegal trades A video about the illegal trade in slow lorises. A venomous primate with two tongues would seem safe from the pet trade, but the big-eyed, teddy-bear face of the slow loris … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
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Dwarf Species of Fanged Dinosaur Emerges from Southern Africa

A new species of plant-eating dinosaur with tiny, 1-inch-long jaws has come to light in South African rocks dating to the early dinosaur era, some 200 million years ago. This “punk-sized” herbivore is one of a menagerie of bizarre, tiny, … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
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New ’Bumblebee’ Gecko Discovered in Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON – Biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum and the U.S. Geological Survey have discovered a new species of gecko, adorned like a bumblebee with black-and-gold bands and rows of skin nodules that enhance its camouflage on the … Continue reading