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The discovery of the stone leaf-litter frog is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unknown biodiversity of these forests. It’s a race against time to discover the creatures that live in these mysterious forests and to ensure that they still have their forest homes in the future.
Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. Chief Scientist and Negaunee Foundation Vice President of Science Chicago Botanic Garden When we think about discovering new species, we tend to envision tropical rainforests, remote deserts or lofty mountain peaks. But researchers, including myself, are taking a closer look at the landscapes right under our noses – in my case,…
A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.
A new species of bright-orange, fingernail-size frog found in a Panama rain forest is unlike any of its relatives, scientists say.
Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
A golden bat recently discovered in Bolivia has joined the ranks of nature’s richly gilded creatures.
In 2008 the IUCN Red List had assessed the conservation status of all known mammal species. Since then, about 200 new species of mammal have been described by science in over 60 countries. These include 72 species of bats, 74 species of rodents, 14 species of primates, 4 species of carnivore, 2 species of dolphin,…
A new species of lizard with a brilliant emerald head is the new jewel of Ecuador.
A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.
The spectacular haul more than doubles the number of Indian dancing frogs, a family named for the bizarre courtship displays of their foot-waving males.
Dubbed a “biological wonder,” a new species of spider discovered in Morocco flips its way out of danger, a new study says.
The alligator snapping turtle, the biggest freshwater turtle in North America, is actually three species, a new study says.
A newfound species of lungless salamander from Arkansas has escaped scientists’ attention by looking like a juvenile of another species—until now.
View a photo gallery of some of the incredible species discovered at the 2014 National Geographic/National Park Service BioBlitz event.