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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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Fierce, Furry Fishers Are Expanding Their Range—and Bulk

Fierce, Furry Fishers Are Expanding Their Range—and Bulk | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Two centuries after it was nearly wiped out, a fierce member of the weasel family is returning to the Northeast-and thriving in the current food chain.
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New grey wolf populations found

New grey wolf populations found | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

Two distinct populations of grey wolves have been found living side-by-side in British Columbia, Canada.

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First glimpse of three new miniature mammal species – in pictures

First glimpse of three new miniature mammal species – in pictures | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

More than 40 camera traps were set up in two little-studied mountains in the remote Torricelli range, which is found in north-east Papua New Guinea. The study caught on camera for the first time the Docopsulus wallaby, a 'Dumbo' mouse with giant ears and an antechinus, a sort of shrew-like marsupial

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California Native Orchid is Endangered, Say International Scientists

California Native Orchid is Endangered, Say International Scientists | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
A California native orchid once found from the Bay Area and Sierra Nevada northward into Oregon has declined in population so steeply that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has declared the plant globally Endangered.
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Tiny rare violet found after 11-year absence - Telegraph

Tiny rare violet found after 11-year absence - Telegraph | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Experts discover a tiny rare violet at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, where it had not been seen since 2003
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Rare butterfly back in Willamette Valley refuge

Rare butterfly back in Willamette Valley refuge | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
The chilled butterfly was slow to emerge from the plastic tube that had housed her a few minutes before in a cooler.
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Woodland Park Zoo Blog: Rare pheasant hatches

Woodland Park Zoo Blog: Rare pheasant hatches | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

For the first time at Woodland Park Zoo, an Edwards’s pheasant has hatched—a bird that is believed to be extinct in the wild!

The Edwards’s pheasant is not exactly common in zoos either. Only 15 individuals live in seven zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. We have been providing a home for a pair since 2012.

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Never-before-seen purple jellyfish discovered on Sunshine Coast

Never-before-seen purple jellyfish discovered on Sunshine Coast | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
A bright purple, alien-like jellyfish has washed up on Coolum Beach and an expert says it may be a new species.
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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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Newly Discovered Shrew May Look Like A Mouse, But It's More Closely Related To The Elephant

Newly Discovered Shrew May Look Like A Mouse, But It's More Closely Related To The Elephant | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants"

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Utah wolverine sighting 1st documented in 30 years

Utah wolverine sighting 1st documented in 30 years | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
State wildlife officials have captured images of a wolverine on the northern slope of the Uinta Mountains this year, the first documented sighting of the animal in Utah since a wolverine carcass was found in 1979.
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More than 90% of lemurs face extinction, IUCN warns

More than 90% of lemurs face extinction, IUCN warns | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Updated 'red list' describes the primates as one of the most threatened groups of animals on Earth
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A new spider species from Mexico uses soil particles for camouflage

A new spider species from Mexico uses soil particles for camouflage | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Scientists discover and describe a new species of spider from Mexico. The new species belongs to the enigmatic family Paratropididae that is distinguished by representatives who possess unique camouflaging abilities. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.
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Georgia Aster Conservation

Georgia Aster Conservation | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it

Georgia aster declined to the point that in 1999 the Fish and Wildlife Service decided it needed to be on the Federal endangered species list.

Placing the aster on the endangered species list has been precluded by higher priority species, but in the interim organizations have still worked to recover the plant. That effort took a great step forward on May 16, 2014 as several organizations came together to sign a Candidate Conservation Agreement, committing to a suite of conservation measures to recover the plant. This step comes after years of effort that may recover the Georgia aster to the point it no longer needs to be placed on the endangered species list.

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Artillery fire, butterflies coexist on Army range

Artillery fire, butterflies coexist on Army range | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.
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Fish species face extinction

Fish species face extinction | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
Save Lake Victoria campaign: Today, we focus on the fish species at the risk of extinction from Lake Victoria.
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Extinct 30 years ago - the short-haired bumble bee takes to the skies

Extinct 30 years ago - the short-haired bumble bee takes to the skies | Paneco Press: Species Watch | Scoop.it
The short haired bumblebee was declared extinct in the UK 30 years ago. But now the species is being re-introduced in the flower-rich meadows and field margins of Kent, writes Michael Parker - helped along by sympathetic local farmers.
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