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Meet the World’s Newest—and Most Endangered—Whale

Meet the World’s Newest—and Most Endangered—Whale | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
With a population of just 50, the whales found off the Florida coast face threats from oil and gas drilling.
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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust | Latest news | Toads in Jersey Revealed to be New British Species

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust | Latest news | Toads in Jersey Revealed to be New British Species | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

Collaboration between conservationists from Jersey and the UK, and scientists in The Netherlands and Portugal, has revealed the iconic toads of Jersey to be a distinct new species, different from toads found in England.

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In the shadows of Machu Picchu, scientists find 'extinct' cat-sized mammal

In the shadows of Machu Picchu, scientists find 'extinct' cat-sized mammal | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Below one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, scientists have made a remarkable discovery: a living cat-sized mammal that, until now, was only known from fossils. The Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat (Cuscomys oblativa) was first described from two enigmatic skulls discovered in Incan pottery sculpted 400 years ago.
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Google Earth spurs discovery of a 'new' chameleon species

Google Earth spurs discovery of a 'new' chameleon species | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Google Earth has spurred the discovery of another new species. In this case, the creature is a pygmy chameleon, one of four previously unknown Rhampholeon chameleon species described from the remote ‘sky islands’ in Mozambique. The Mount Mabu pygmy chameleon was discovered after Google Earth images of a tract of forest led Julian Bayliss to launch a scientific expedition to the region.
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Scientists uncover five new species of 'toupee' monkeys in the Amazon

Scientists uncover five new species of 'toupee' monkeys in the Amazon | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
While saki monkeys may be characterized by floppy mops of hair that resemble the worst of human toupees, these acrobatic, tree-dwelling primates are essential for dispersing seeds. After long being neglected by both scientists and conservationists, a massive research effort by one intrepid researcher has revealed the full-scale of saki monkey diversity, uncovering five new species.
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New species of mammal 'uncovered in Papua New Guinea' forest, scientists say

New species of mammal 'uncovered in Papua New Guinea' forest, scientists say | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Australian scientists say they have uncovered a number of previously unknown mammal species in Papua New Guinea, including a new dog-sized wallaby.
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Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg. | BirdLife

Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg. | BirdLife | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
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Rare Daddy-Long-Legs Rediscovered!

Rare Daddy-Long-Legs Rediscovered! | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Ronald Clouse is travelling the Philippines in search of harvestmen—otherwise known as daddy-long-legs. His long quest is at an end; at last, the elusive cyphos harvestman has been caught!
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Bye bye big bee: In South America, the world's largest bumblebee is at risk from imported rivals

Bye bye big bee: In South America, the world's largest bumblebee is at risk from imported rivals | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
It is believed to be the largest in the world – with queens likened to "flying mice". But a bumblebee once common in South America is heading for extinction, scientists fear, as European invaders mass on the doorstep of its last known stronghold.
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This Newfound Species Has The Highest-Pitched Call Recorded

This Newfound Species Has The Highest-Pitched Call Recorded | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

Supersonus can hit the high notes. One species in this newly discovered genus of katydid hailing from the rainforests of Ecuador and Colombia can produce mating calls of a higher pitch than previously recorded for any arthropod, a vast group that includes insects and spiders. Usually katydids produce calls between 5 kHz to 30kHz--meaning that humans, who can hear up to 20 kHz, can enjoy the singing of some species. But the three new species in this group are unique, producing calls as high as 150 kHz, far beyond what you and I can hear (unless you are a human-bat hybrid). 

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Researchers discover new species of wolf snake in Cambodia, name it after an Australian zoo

Researchers discover new species of wolf snake in Cambodia, name it after an Australian zoo | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
A new species of wolf snake has been discovered in the Cardamom Mountains of southeast Cambodia.
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New Beetle Species Found in Deepest Known Cave : DNews

New Beetle Species Found in Deepest Known Cave : DNews | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Male and female specimens add to the base of knowledge about animals that live in little known ecosystems in hard-to-reach places.
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Vanishing bumblebee defies extinction in Virginia

A single rusty-patched bumblebee, found in a state park, suggests the rare species might still have a chance.
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Meet Madagascar's Newly Discovered Huge Rhombus Frog - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

Meet Madagascar's Newly Discovered Huge Rhombus Frog - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Rhombophryne vaventy, or the huge rhombus frog, lives in the rainforest of Madagascar — but its population is small and under threat.
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Scientists uncover six potentially new species in Peru, including bizarre aquatic mammal (photos)

Scientists uncover six potentially new species in Peru, including bizarre aquatic mammal (photos) | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
A group of Peruvian and Mexican scientists say they have uncovered at least six new species near South America's most famous archaeological site: Machu Picchu. The discoveries include a new mammal, a new lizard, and four new frogs. While the scientists are working on formally describing the species, they have released photos and a few tantalizing details about the new discoveries.
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New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already Critically Endangered

New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already Critically Endangered | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Sometimes all it takes is fewer clicks. Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Madagascar that stuck out because it
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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
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See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru

See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
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Living to fight another day – “extinct” Aldabra snail re-discovered in Seychelles

Living to fight another day – “extinct” Aldabra snail re-discovered in Seychelles | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Amid news of rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns and species under threat of extinction, a tiny snail on a tropical island in the western Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles is giving scientists hope that nature may be more resilient than originally thought.

The Aldabra banded snail (Rhachistia aldabrae), with its distinctively-hued purple shell intersected with bands of bright pink, endemic to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Aldabra Atoll, was last seen in 1997 on the islands of Picard, Malabar, Polymnie, Esprit and Grande Terre.
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Two unclassifiable species found off Australian coast

Two unclassifiable species found off Australian coast | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Mushroom-shaped organisms found on south-east continental slope cannot be placed in any existing phylum
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Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther?

Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther? | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 5 (Reuters) - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, may find its best chance at survival is a program to pay distrustful ranchers to protect what rema...
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Scalloped Hammerheads Become First Shark Species on the U.S. Endangered Species List

Scalloped Hammerheads Become First Shark Species on the U.S. Endangered Species List | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Two distinct population segments are now listed as threatened and two are listed as endangered by the National Marine Fisheries Service
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Colorful bird on remote Indonesian islands should be classified as distinct species, say scientists

Colorful bird on remote Indonesian islands should be classified as distinct species, say scientists | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
A colorful bird found on the Wakatobi islands south of Sulawesi in Indonesia is sufficiently distinct from birds in nearby areas to be classified as a unique species, argue scientists writing in the current issue of the open-access journal PLoS ONE.
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Scientists discover carnivorous water rat in Indonesia, good example of convergent evolution

Scientists discover carnivorous water rat in Indonesia, good example of convergent evolution | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a new carnivorous water rat on the island of Sulawesi that's so unique it represents an entirely new genus. They believe many more new rodent species await discovery in this relatively undisturbed part of Indonesia, but mining and other types of development may threaten vital habitat before it’s even surveyed.
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